Do you ever have those silly moments when you think "did I seriously just do that?" afterwards?
For some reason, I've been having quite a few of those lately. It seems like my mind is in la-la land or something
For an example, yesterday I used a caluclator to divide 2 into 50. When I saw that the answer was 25 I shook my head and giggled. Silly, silly me.
This silliness carried on to today, but I'm kind of glad it did
You see, I just finished the best workout I've ever had
You see that post workout glow? Yeah, well that is a result of my lack of math skills (I still have no idea why I was in the advanced placement math program throughout high school??)
My second last exercise in my heavy leg day routine are incline leg presses. I love this exercise and have been working towards my goal of being able to press 200 lbs. ever since I started to train with Tara. Tara helped me set a goal to be able to leg press 200 lbs. by the end of summer, so I've been working very hard at this!
Last week, I was able to press 170 lbs. - so close! So, I thought I would slightly increase my weight this week, but instead of making a slight increase, I accidentally made quite a big increase…
Like I said, my mind must have been in la-la land because instead of adding an extra 20 lbs. of weight in total, I added 20 lbs. to each side! I didn't realize this until after I banged out 8 reps!
That just goes to show you that it is all in your mind. This sign even happened to be in my gym today…
I had no idea I was pressing 210 lbs.. I thought I was pressing 190 lbs. until I took a second glance after I completed my set.
So, I am going to leave you today with a little inspiration…
Pick the heavier weight. Don't tell yourself you can't because that only limits you and you most likely can
Maybe the next time you're at the gym or working out try tricking yourself? Just pick up a weight and do as many reps as possible! I bet you'll surprise yourself
Have a great weekend, friends!
What is your workout today?
Have you ever made a mistake like I just did?
What is your plan for the weekend?
Love you xo