You are stronger than you think

“Maddie is a machine” has quite a good ring to it I think 😉 

Kilo doing some stretches

Severe case of tomato face

Good morning my lovelies! I hope you’ve had a beautiful start to your day. I was at Stella’s (Gym G5) last night and the evening’s session was a Tabata class. 20 seconds work, 10 seconds rest, five stations, eight rounds on each station. You had to do the same amount of reps each round to keep your score, so it was on!

At the last station, which was toes to bar I couldn’t feel my grip muscles anymore towards the end. It felt really strange. After the session Stella and I agreed to start our final two PT sessions next morning (today). We’ve had a break with both of us being away and travelling recently. As soon as I said yes I thought, oh god, I don’t know if my arms will be able to do anything tomorrow. I can’t believe our sessions are coming to an end. I’ve absolutely loved training with her. I’ll still be going to G5 but for now our one on one sessions are soon over. Sad times!

Luckily I woke up just a little bit achey but fit for fight. I’m glad I felt that way because Stella had planned out a killer session and by killer I mean KILLER. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish the workout at one point or how I was going to even do another rep. It was a I-Go-You-Go. So you take turns in doing the work but there was barely any rest, or at least it didn’t feel like it. At one point I actually felt a bit nauseous but in these situations you just have to dig really deep and find that fighting spirit inside you. It’s in there.

It’s so easy to give up but to keep on moving takes a lot of inner strength. Your body is capable of a lot more than you think, even when you don’t think you could do another rep. You can. You’re stronger than you think. It’s your brain you have to convince. That’s something I’ve learnt whilst training with Stella and at G5.

It was really muggy and quite warmish outside today so the sweat was dripping. After my final walking lunge of the final round I just collapsed on the floor. The feeling of exhaustion was there but the feeling of success and accomplishment over the fact that I managed to push through even when I didn’t think it would be physically possible, was even greater.

What I’m trying to say is, you can do it. Always strive to complete a workout, never give up. Even if it takes you a bit longer than everyone else. Be stubborn. The feeling of accomplishment afterwards will be worth it, I promise. This is how you’ll see results and you’ll leave the gym feeling like a winner for persevering.

This is truly why I think the gym helps you in so many other ways than just physically. You need to be mentally strong to get through some workouts and to lift heavier takes a lot of mental strength and confidence in your ability. You have to be stubborn and you have want to finish with every bit of you. This definitely has made me more mentally strong. You also learn that things don’t last forever, a workout no matter how tough it is will come to an end and you’ll come out alive at the other end too. Even though it might not always feel that way!

Go out there and smash it babes. In case no one told you today, you’re awesome and you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Have a great day and we’ll speak soon ❤

Published by madeleineskristensen

Madeleine Moves is a blog celebrating a love of exercise, food, travelling and life. I love being active, exercising and being out and about. With my blog I hope to spread this joy and inspire you to be your best. Who am I? I’m Madeleine (surprise). I’m a Swede who lives in the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I moved here for my university studies and in summer 2016 I graduated with a degree in Business and Management at University of Glasgow. My keyword has always been balance. I love eating healthy food but I also love to indulge once in a while. You need to enjoy life at the end of the day and limiting yourself is not the way to go. With this I would like to say welcome to Madeleine Moves. Love, Madeleine

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