My Fitness Friday posts were on a break due to a vacation I took; 10 days away to visit family for Thanksgiving. It was a tropical location (included picture), but it rained nearly everyday I was there, so although I didn’t come back with a tan, I did have a good time. During the 10 days, I ran 3 times, took 2 walks and did 1 day of body weight exercises. I allowed myself more rest days because ‘I was on vacation’ but found that after 2-3 days of not exercising I would get antsy.
As a result of taking some days off and leaving off with 1 week to go to complete the Body Revolution program, I decided to go back to Week 9 which would give me another 4 weeks of workouts and carry me until the end of the year. Although it’s not typical, I did not want to just start back on week 12 after nearly 2 weeks off and not feel like I finished strong.
Overall this weeks workouts were ok, as recovering from jetlag really effected my energy level and sleep pattern. I wasn’t falling asleep until 2 or 3am so I didn’t torture myself by waking up early to complete the workouts before work, so that meant I was back to doing them after work. I was happy to get a run in on Sunday, especially because this is the latest into November I have run since I normally take the winters off. As I mentioned before I want to try to get 1-2 runs in a week throughout the winter so I don’t have to start over with my training when spring rolls around.
Monday & Tuesday I did the DVDs. This time around since I felt more familiar with the routines I used heavier weights than I used the first time through. Although I started off the workouts with low energy after being at work and commuting home, 10 minutes in I felt a lot better and by the end I felt glad that I did it; the first step is always the hardest. Wednesday was a different story, although I had brought my running clothes to work to run at the fitness center, I had something come up after work that I had to take care of and by the time I got home at 7pm I was so completely exhausted that I was ready to fall asleep right on the couch so I gave myself the day off to save my energy so I wouldn’t get sick/rundown. Thursday was a DVD day, though I had to cut it a couple of minutes short to make it to coaching on time. Friday was another lost day as I got home from work a little later than usual and had to make myself dinner before heading to coach swim practice, so I made the most of the 10 minutes I had by completing a Tabata Cardio workout, and figured it was better than nothing!
As I write this is late on a Friday night, and although I almost skipped writing because I want to finish the last 50 pages in See Me, the newest book by Nicholas Sparks, I knew that I would feel better after I wrote something.
I hope you had a good week, and remember tomorrow is a new day to make better choices. You do not have to wait until Jan 1st. Do something today your future self will thank you for
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