The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog. This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges.
I need to learn to stop oversharing when the Marine asks me a question. Yesterday I was doing step-ups on a 12-inch step while holding 15 pound dumbbells and he asked how I liked step-ups. I said they were ok but a little bit boring. His response: “Ok, then let’s add a leg raise to them”. Oy. But once again as a teacher’s pet I did what I was told.
Part of me really hates when he pushes me to my limits, but at the same time I like that he does it. He won’t make me continue with a set if he sees I’m really struggling with a weight, but he won’t let me slack off either. Again yesterday I was doing leg extensions and he put the weight at 50 or 60 pounds and asked me to do 8 reps. I sometimes lose count when I’m doing the exercise, but I counted this time and I ended up doing 10 when he told me to stop. I said that I didn’t think that was 8 and he told me he didn’t want me to stop while it was looking easy for me. That guy is a sneak!