“Tomorrow will be an easy class.” “We’re only doing 1 more round.” “You can work on an easier thing tomorrow.” Lies! Lies! Lies! (I say with mock accusation).

This was the "Easy" day

This was the “easy” day. Thank you Diego!

The whole day was HIIT training – pick a position. Go hard for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds, then switch (top to bottom). Go hard for 30 seconds. Change partners and rest for 30 seconds. Rinse and repeat. “Tomorrow will be the easy day!”

“Tomorrow” was even harder. 30 seconds go hard, 20 seconds rest, repeat. We all died.

I KNEW he was lying, but I WANTED to believe him. I let myself believe the wonderful lies. I hung to them. It was honestly very funny and got me back in the gym two days in a row. “See, it was so easy!” he said at the end of the day. I fake glared at him and made plans to come back.

Jiu Jiu’s Question: How does your instructor inspire/motivate you? What kind of banter does s/he use? What works for you?