Make sure you always start your timer!
For a laugh, I’ll share what happened during my resistance workout last night. It was leg and cardio day, and I was on my final repetition of Circuit B. I use the timer on my phone to track my 7 min circuits, and then quickly switch back to my eBook with Kayla’s guide so I have easy access to the next circuits / number of repetitions.
I’m usually really careful at ensuring my timer has started, because let’s face it, 7 minutes is pretty darn hard when you’re working your butt off. Last night, during my last repetition, I didn’t start my timer. So I was working my legs off, thinking to myself, ‘Why does this circuit feel so long?!’
I figured I was just getting tired because it was my last repetition, so I got through x2) of the circuit before I stopped and checked my timer to see how long was left – I felt like my lungs were actually on fire at this stage haha!
That’s when I realised my 7 minute timer hadn’t actually started. In that moment, all I felt was despair, because of how very sore my legs were. I immediately texted 2 of my girlfriends who are doing also completing BBG, and complained to them because I felt like life was so unfair in that moment (drama queen or what?!).
I have no idea how long I overran the 7 minutes by, because as it is, even if my timer finishes whilst I’m halfway through one of the exercises, I always push myself to finish the extra reps.
I’ll definitely be making sure my timer is actually on before starting my circuits in future, and I really suggest you do the same! :)
As you can imagine, my legs are well sore today – but I can now see the hilarity in the whole situation hehehe!!