Monday Funday!…So this was supposed to be posted yesterday…but I was interrupted, so lets pretend it was anyway 🙂
How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was pretty…lame! But lame in a good way. I spent most of the weekend relaxing and having ‘me’ time. Friday night I was a wild woman. I worked out and did my taxes!! Woo call the police to tame the beast!! Saturday I did some chores, went to a work hockey game (we lost 😦 ) and spent the night working out and watched tv. Sunday I slept in, had breakfast, went back to sleep…then did laundry. I know, what a CRAZY weekend! I bet you can hardly contain yourself reading this excitement!
Honestly after the last week’s anxiety over the new job I needed a weekend to myself. I also seemed to have over-stressed my body working out too much (sore knees, over all feeling of being burnt out) so the workout today was much less intense.
30 minutes on the treadmill- mostly walking at a 4 on an incline, though I threw in a couple minutes of running at a 6
20 minutes of a Gilad workout
I think this week I will be a little less intense. I think its extremely important to listen to your body. If you are feeling exhausted from your workouts, not really into them, dreading the workouts, etc, maybe its time to take a break. If you still feel the ‘need’ to move your body, do something simple/active rest. Go for a walk outside, reconnect with nature. Try a new workout video or cable tv workout (check to see if you have any free workouts ‘on demand’). Or just do a modified workout- walk on the treadmill instead of run. Try new weight machines. Try a new class. Try anything new to get out of your rut! But most importantly- do listen to your body if it needs rest. You will not melt or wither away by resting for a day or two, I promise! Your body will thank you for it, and I bet you’ll be more energized when you do return to the gym or class!
Oh, I also made some whoopie pies for my coworkers birthday!!
Rock on Lovers! Happy (day before…oops) Valentines Day!
Question: Do you listen to your body and take breaks when necessary? Have you ever pushed yourself when you know you should rest?