#UpYourGame 2017 – Day 12

We’re creeping our way through week 2, and today got off to a much better start than Tuesday.  With the 4 week program I’m following, I had two glorious rest days (Sunday and Monday), and then had/have workouts for Tuesday, Wednesday, today and tomorrow.

Tuesday morning’s workout was #5 from the series, and the workout was LIKE 85% PUSH-UPS?!  I’m fine with doing some push-ups, but by the time we got to our third push-up variation in a row (which would already be 9 sets of push-ups, since each exercise is done for 3 sets), I was wondering what in the actual fuck was going on with that workout.  The trend continued, and I was fully pissed off by the end stretch.  

There was one point where I said aloud to the television/my dog, “If the next move is push-ups, I shutting this shit off.”  The next set, was, in fact, push-ups.  I did not shut it off, because I ain’t no quitter, just an idle threat-maker.

Coming back from some delicious rest days to resuming workouts that I already dread, only to have the comeback be little more than a ridiculous series of over 150 push-ups in different variations was not a great start to my Tuesday.

Wednesday’s and today’s workouts made up for it, in that they were far more varied.  Wednesday’s was some conditioning movements that helped me work up a decent sweat.  Today’s was a leg workout with some core work, and I’m fairly content to squat and lunge all day long.  Real talk, though, I’m still thoroughly not enjoying this program and can’t wait to be done with it.  Workouts #6  and #7 are good when compared to workout #5, but I will be perfectly happy to never do them again.  

This series is just too boring.  It’s obvious that they just recorded de Grasse doing 20-25 exercises for 3 sets each, and then edited them together in different sequences for each day.  Now, that’s a solid way to build a program and progression, but it gets tedious extremely fast in a video format.  I mean, you could’ve just written the shit down, man.  Save us all a lot of aggravation.

But, I’m determined to get through these four weeks (I think!  I may be a quitter after all!).  So, onward we go, for now.  I’ve managed to stay away from sugar without too much struggle.  Now, I need to get more strict about cutting out the other stuff.  I mean, I could say that I used this week to cut out soy, but I don’t really eat soy anyway, so I’m kind of juking the stats with that one.  Next week, I’m going to get more strict with cutting dairy, which shouldn’t be too hard, since I barely eat that, too.  

Can you tell that I’m procrastinating on cutting the grains, since that’ll be the hard one?

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