Matt and I started attending the Correct Fit II class at Jade Fitness, and it is much more challenging than Correct Fit I. Just call me Captain Obvious!
Throughout the process of getting into better shape, it is important we keep safely upping the difficulty level of our workouts. Correct Fit II involves a lot of the same exercises as the beginner class, but we have to do them for longer intervals. Instead of 30 seconds per exercise set (like squats or planks), we’re up to one-minute intervals.
While we both feel like we are getting stronger and more conditioned, we still have some core weaknesses that we need to improve. Trainer Drew told us last week getting in shape is “90% mental.” Matt, ever the contrarian, tried to get him to concede it is at least 20% physical, but Trainer Drew didn’t budge. “It’s 90%,” he argued.
Don’t cheat YOURSELF.”
That’s because we have to mentally prepare to go workout. We have to be mindful of what we eat. Even when we are physically working out at the gym, we have to be thinking about our body position and make sure we have everything in alignment.
Finally, we have to remember to do our homework, something we got called out on for not doing enough. It’s clearly not something we can fake until we make when it comes to working out. Trainer Drew can tell whether we’ve put in the homework. Matt is better at this than I have been, so I have to get into the mindset that doing work outs at home are non-negotiable. If only Trainer Drew would come to my house to tell me things like, “Don’t cheat yourself!” (Side note: he can’t just say “Don’t cheat,” can he? It has to be “Don’t cheat YOURSELF.”) He’s good.