This morning's workout was sort of a failure. Looks like I need to have a stronger, better plan in place before attempting the NROL4W. Here's how it went down:
I've been reading the book a bit at a time since it arrived but hadn't got to the actual lifting part. Decided to read that this morning while warming up on the treadmill. I went through it and it seemed straight forward enough - start with squats, etc. I got off the treadmill, went over into the weight room (which is quite small) there was another person in there. It wasn't obvious to me how to get all the heavy weights off the bar and rather than risk looking stupid (because obviously the other woman in the weight room CARES what I'm doing), I just left. As I'm walking back to The Closet, I was asking myself "What just happened there?"
Obviously, a case of not being in control and being uncomfortable. I usually pretty decent at heading those off at the pass, but I didn't expect anyone to be in the weight room and I didn't expect the weight bar to be loaded already. Okay, so now I know what to expect. I'm going to prepare a little more for the next time. Use a little visualization - and perhaps hang out in the weight room at work a bit more to see how these free weight things work. I'm certainy comfy using "the machines", so I'll get comfy with this too. If I continue to stay in my comfort zone, nothing ever changes.
In knitting news, I spent some more time learning to purl last night. Upon the advice of a FB friend, I went out to youtube where there are some fabulous instructional videos. Seriously, if learning from a book or even a person was frustrating, youtube is your friend. You can just keep replaying it and replaying it until you get it right. Awesome! Tonight I will unravel what I've purled so far and I'm starting on my hipster, soy scarf!
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Move outside your comfort zone.