#MotivationalMondays- The “Countless” Workout

From a young age, we are taught to count sheep, lunch money, and among other things, that we have ten fingers and ten toes.

My favorite use of numbers was always during snack time. Before I understood the minus sign, I actually thought the only way to count was up. It makes sense since we are taught to add before anything else. (Well, at least in Catholic school) The day I learned to minus was the day one of my snack partners stole my snack cookies. It was all hells bells from there. (Clearly this is what spawned my territoriality over sweets.)

Now that I know my multiplication, division, adding, and subtracting rules of life, things are easier to deal with. Since I usually am very proactive about counting all of my reps when it comes to my workouts, I decided to switch it up this week. To be honest, math isn’t my forte and I’d rather write a novel than perform quadratic equations or budget how much money I should save for this week’s groceries. (SNOOZEFEST!)

Last night I was drained from hanging with Mr. Sun all day and chose to go the non-Type A route with my workout….by NOT COUNTING MY REPS! I basically did reps until I “felt the burn” and then moved onto another machine.

I warmed up on the treadmill (I really am developing a growing distaste for that thing) and then headed to the weights section.

“Countless” Reps on these machines:

-Tricep Extension

-Adductor/Abductor

-Leg Press

-Shoulder Press

-Bicep Curls

Notice I said countless reps, but not POINTLESS. This workout actually felt more effective than a workout that I would’ve done with actual counted repetitions. The sweat was pouring off of me after!

Do you ever get tired of counting your reps? Do you have any suggestions as to how to make it through it?

Peace, love, and feeling the burn!

~C.C.D.

 

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2 Responses to #MotivationalMondays- The “Countless” Workout

  1. Counting reps can be tiresome in and of itself. I switch it up on some days and use heavier weights, therefore less reps! Or just think of something/someone that makes you mad and how you can beat it/them by finishing the reps. Works for me, hope it helps.

    I wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog and love the mix of good food with exercise. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, read more about here and have a great day! – http://justaddcayenne.blogspot.com/2012/06/versatile-blogger-award.html

    • choc3178 says:

      hahaha, I like that idea! Heavier weights are always a good choice. I think it’s time to up the ante, as mine are becoming a little too easy. and thank you for that!!! What a fun thing to be nominated for!! đŸ™‚

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