After my 2-day rest, Day 4 finally came. I less-than-eagerly trudged into the gym to do another AMRAP circuit for our month's challenge… November 30th sounds like a lot of time… but it’s approaching so fast. I skipped my warm-up and started off sluggish. Knowing it was time to move and that there were goals to be achieved, I pushed through! I love that feeling you get when you start slow, and then things ramp up.
A burst of excitement rushed through me as I completed my 5th set and still felt gas in the tank. I was actually improving! I pushed through my 6th set – 6 complete sets and time still on the clock! I squeaked out 5 more squats before the timer rang. I felt awesome (not so much like Death visited during my first AMRAP). I had done 5 more squats than my 1st AMRAP! The feeling of accomplishment came over me, and then… a yearning to pass out. Nap time was officially in order.
I decided to rest for 2 days again before I took my third stab at this. The break had me ready to tackle this challenge with more vigor then ever. I was physically and mentally prepared. Before I knew it, I hit my 6 rounds and surprisingly still had enough time to get 22 more squats and 7 more pull-ups in! Incredible! More squats and pull-ups than last time! Now I can't wait for my next go!
Round 4, and I am thrilled. 15 minutes of all-out-effort and motivation to beat my last score. Timer is set and GO! This one had me so excited. I breezed through round 1, then 2, then 3, then 4, THEN 5!!! What was going on? I was just starting to get winded at this point, my reps were getting tougher, but I made sure to keep pushing. Round 6 in the books, still time on the clock, and energy left. I love this feeling. I mustered another 22 squats, 7 pull-ups and 7 more push-ups. 7 push-ups more than last time. I am really liking the way I feel and the improvements I'm seeing with each AMRAP.
Keep pushing everyone!
Remember, give yourself a small push and celebrate those small wins.