Yo! I'm Christopher "The Paper, Scissors" Hudspeth and as I said last week, I'm trying Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Jumanji workout for two months. Here's how the first week went.
If you've followed The Rock's social media, you know that he works out EARLY. Like 4 a.m. early. He jumpstarts his day before everyone else, a method he credits for separating himself from his competition. I think that's a really dope mindset and I wanted to adopt that relentless, early-bird state of mind, so I set an alarm to wake up early as hell on Monday.
And technically I did wake up early on Monday, but then I turned off my alarm, went back to sleep, and didn't workout until the evening. Same thing happened Tuesday. And Wednesday. Oh, also Thursday. HOWEVER, I had a small victory when I got my ass up and went to the gym at 6 a.m. on Friday.
In recent years, I've wanted to be a morning gym person, but I enjoy staying up late, so it's always a struggle. I'd still love to make the change because THERE ARE SO MANY PROS TO WORKING OUT EARLY.
The workouts actually went GREAT. Seriously, I was drenched in sweat and felt the blood flowing after each one! The way this program is set up, you start the week hitting back and chest, so your upper body is feeling it, then you do legs in the middle of the week, giving your upper body a rest. Heads up, if you do the leg workout from this routine, know in advance that you might just leave the gym like this:
Shoulders (Thursday) and arm day (Friday) were probably my favorite workouts. They provide a pump that makes you feel swole for the rest of the day. Although weekends are off days, I was feeling sprightly on Saturday (and I'd skipped cardio Thursday, shh), so I finished Week 1 with some sprints.
As for the dieting aspect of things, I mentioned last week that I wanted to eat mostly clean — like a 90/10 situation. Unfortunately, Skittles happened. This is what my desk looked like more often than not, all week:
Then, I went out a couple of times over the long holiday weekend and I had things like cauliflower wings, sandwiches, a bean burrito, some pizza, a slice of cake, tequila (The Rock loves tequila so that's probably fine), and other things that are delicious but not part of the diet I planned to adopt.
Here are the GOALS FOR WEEK 2:
I'll be here if you want to follow the experience or join in on the fun. Otherwise, I'll be back next Monday to recap Week 2! Let's go!