DJ Thump‘s fitness journey has officially started!
Week one started with a bang. It was challenging, enduring and amazing.
During one of the first days of training, my trainer Heaven said to me, “We’re going to break down those muscles today.” I had no idea what she meant by that, but boy did I learn.
Heaven gave me a workout that was the complete opposite of her name. My first workout set consisted of 15 minutes on the bike for warm up and then 15 minutes of pushing the devil’s sled.
The devil’s sled isn’t actually called that. However, the workout felt like it was created by the devil himself. This hellish exercise consisted of pushing the prowler sled back and fourth from one end of the room to another.
After I broke an intense sweat with this, I was told to start doing the battle ropes.
This exercise make my arms feel like noodles, and it was truly challenging. At first glance, the ropes didn’t look menacing. But I greatly under estimated the intensity of this workout.
After the first set, I felt the burn in my triceps. I had to do this workout for 10 minutes at 20-second intervals. I was profusely sweating after the first set. And by the fourth, I was nearly dizzy.
The next few days were equally as challenging. As a former athlete, I knew the grind of getting back into the gym would be one with challenges. However despite the difficulty I’ve faced, I’ve never felt better — and more sore — at the same time.
Throughout the week, Heaven gave me light yet intense workouts that got my heart pumping. She had me do vertical rope pulls, and it was my first time doing so.
As I pushed through the set of rope pulls, all I could say to myself was, “no pain, no gain.”
On Friday, I felt like someone needed to call 911, just kidding. But no really, Heaven did not let me slack, and there were no room for excuses.
After this first week of workouts, I continually fell into a deep coma-like state of sleep. This week was very challenging. My body was beyond soar but pressure makes diamonds, and this is my mindset.
This lifestyle change is not as bad as I thought. I’m learning to eat better as I work off the extra pounds. My body is getting use to the weekly workouts, and I am actually sleeping better. Therefore, I’m getting better rest and my days are more productive.
As this week comes to a close, I look forward to seeing my progress, new challenges and accomplishments for next week. Let’s GO!