Gym episode 28/02: Happy Sunday

Well after two workouts Friday plus party in the night, you really didn’t expect me to be in the gym on Saturday, did you?? No sah! Besides, it was a good way to get back to a Sunday workout. I had told the Trainer I would do cardio, tai chi and yoga, but when I got to the gym the room was in use.

When I got to the gym the Trainer was also there. Pleasant surprise. On Saturday I had written on Facebook that I was hoping he was not going to be at the gym and I could have wormed my way out of the treadmill. Sadly, that was not to be. He was doing his own workout with some heavy heavy heavy weights. He passed me warming up on the elliptical and said “work harder”. I told him he wasn’t allowed to speak with me because we did not have a session. He ignored me when later, after I had finished the elliptical, he asked what I was going to do next. Upper body, sir.

He: You did the treadmill already? Me: No….I’ll do it after. He then firmly said “no, do it now.” Ok champion body builder. I hauled my butt upstairs meekly. Did 15 minutes, some at 15% and some at 10%.

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When I came back downstairs he was deep into his workout. Mek mi tell yuh……is some really heavy weights him was lifting! #inspirational #IWasInAwe. I went about with my 8 and 10 lbs dumbell while he was using 100!!.

When I was finished, all mi leg was sweating.

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I realize each time I see him working out, that it took…and still takes…incredible discipline, passion and inner motivation to get to where he has got. If only I could have a smidgling of that, I’d be well on my way to becoming the Biggest Loser.