Lighter Workouts Are Needed Right Now
In case you need some giggles or someone to laugh at…please look at my autocorrect mistake from Friday night when I tweeted:
Yesterday was fantastic. The weather here was absolutely gorgeous. It was in the low 70s, the skies were blue, the sun was shining, and it was just all around awesome. I went for a really long walk- probably about 5 miles and it was just so nice to be outside and not do a workout that was intense.
I think I’ve been overdoing it lately with the workouts. My body is aching a lot. My hips were feeling better and now they are hurting again. Every workout feels kind of blahh. I absolutely dread going to the gym right now. These are not good things. I chatted with Ashley a bit about this because she was experiencing the same thing, and she’s definitely helped remind me that as hard as it is to step back and take it easy, it’s necessary and good for me.
When she asked me what my workout schedule has looked like, writing it down really showed me that wow, I’ve been doing things a little too intensely. Lately I’ve been working out 6 days a week and taking 1 rest days. Those 6 days include 3-4 weight lifting sessions- combo of heavier lifting and circuit workouts, 3 interval workouts (some more high intensity than others), a day of just steady state cardio, and also some cardio after lifting. So only one day of something that’s a little less intense. No wonder my body is tired!
Chris has been great too and has been really supportive with my incessant talking about it. I honestly don’t even know why I’m so worried about backing off and resting more. I think that deep down I’m afraid that if I change what I’ve been doing it will change the way my body looks. The biggest and best things that Chris reminded me of though are that my body will likely not change (duh) and actually may do better because it’s being treated the way it should be, and that in the big scheme of things, how my body looks is not at all what matters- what does is being healthy and happy! I know these things, but it’s nice to be reminded of them.
Anyway…super long tangent haha. I had a really easy and super tasty dinner last night!
In that tasty mix is brown rice pasta, chicken, spinach, and a laughing cow cheese wedge (sundried tomato and basil flavor). Omg it was so good! Putting the cheese wedge into the mix, melting it, and stirring it all together is delicious. You have to try it!
I’m off to enjoy another day of beautiful weather and do some homework. Tomorrow is the Boston marathon and we’re going to watch! I feel so bad for the runners because it’s supposed to be over 85*!
I hope you all enjoy your Sunday <3.
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