It is Sunday, 7:30am in Boulder, Colorado. It is time to take a seat on the couch, curl your legs up under you, stop, get silent, and think quietly to yourself about the following question: What was my Fitness Victory this week?
You must have done something, no matter how small, or even very large, which was the best thing you did for your fitness all week. Everybody did something for their fitness, and you did too. And it's worth just taking a moment, and asking yourself: what was the best thing I did for my fitness all week. What was my Fitness Victory? Was it lifting that personal record deadlift? Or was it eating a well-thought out day of meals, where I hit all my macros and calories? Or was it taking a day of rest, when I really should have, but I really wanted to work out again? Was it a long run? Or was it simply doing everything I'd done the week before, and the week before that, maintaining a consistent routine? We want to hear about it.
Here are last week's Top five fitness Victories:
gzcl (40 points) Made it through seven weeks of running and didn't then die as expected.
silverhydra (39 points) Bench press; 315lbs for 10 sets of 3 reps. Squat PR is also sitting comfortably at 485 now, my back is too sore to try and break 5 plates this week though. :( Weight has fluctuated around 180-185 as of late (height 5'10 still) Edit: Apparently I just benched double body weight just now (365).
xtc46 (39 points) Entered my first strongman competition. Got 2nd place (out of 3 entries in my weight class). This was done having never touched a strongman implement before and I only found out about it 2 nights before the meet.
Babinian (29 points) Was sort of emotionally destroyed by not being allowed to even test for the first boat at my college (rowing) last term - the girls' boat is oversubscribed and there are enough "good enough" rowers like me from the novices that only a few seconds really divides the 2k test times from 1st and 2nd boat for competition. Have been rowing really hard this week in training camp and being in absolute pain when I woke up yesterday to row 10k, I then was asked to row at bow for the men's first as they didn't have enough people back for training camp. Their coach said I (fairly petite 5ft4) rowed better than my (6ft3) boyfriend, who easily made it into the first boat last term and had to deal with my wailing despair and jealousy that I hadn't. Sure my erg times aren't as good. But it's a little victory :)
midge (36 points) I put 5 pounds on my OHP 1RM, now 190 lbs. I might actually have 200 in me now, but I'll save that attempt for my next press workout.
The "You're Awesome" Spotlight.
This week's "You're Awesome" spotlight shines on EtherGnat who achieved a long-time fitness goal of competing in a triathlon, including hitting a personal record on the runtime, running second fastest overall, and finishing in third in their age group. For sticking with and achieving a long-term fitness goal: EtherGnat, you're awesome!
Hat tip goes to dobtoronto, for nominating EtherGnat. The "You're Awesome" spotlight is an occasional feature of Victory Sundays, wherein I select a deserving recipient to receive the eponymous adulation, in celebration of their previous Sunday's Victory. If you want to nominate someone for the "You're Awesome" spotlight, simply respond to their post with "You're Awesome!"
And now it's your turn. Let's hear your fitness Victory this week! Don't forget to upvote your favorite Victories!
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