I went a little overboard on the exercise this week and maybe now I need a life preserver thrown to me.
I ate a lot on Thanksgiving. A painfully lot.
There were a couple of social outings with friends and there was more eating. And drinking.
And even though I did run a 10K (for the first time ever) on Thanksgiving morning, I only worked out one other time over the 4 day weekend.
So my weight was only down 0.2 pounds as my last weigh-in. Which is fine. I was glad not to have gone up a little bit, really.
But I got all motivated to make sure that the next week would be better, and ended up doing 8 workouts in the past 5 days. Boot camp at 6 am every morning before work, two running workouts and 1 Body Pump class after work.
The plan also included a spinning class today and a long run, probably 5 or 6 miles, tomorrow.
I am exhausted. My knee feels like a balloon full of jell-o. I’ve been getting home in the evenings in a state of collapse. Being a horrible crank pot because I’m just so tired.
And now I am fighting with myself. I really should not work out today. I could use a rest. But I could just go to spin class. It wouldn’t kill me. I could just do it and it’d be done.
The fact that I’m having this fight in my head is proof that I have gotten crazy. Or is it just proof that I’m making excuses to not go to spin class?
2 responses to “Exercise exorcisim”
You have gotten crazy and so have I. It’s gotten to the point that I have to do at least three exercise activities per day to feel like I actually exercised that day. Like…walk kids to school (2.2 mi.), 40 min. (400 cal.) on the elliptical, and bodypump. Or, walk kids to school, Yoga class, and run 4 miles. If I only manage two exercise units, then it’s a “rest” day. And I’m also dropping from exhaustion every night. And the fact that you are asking yourself whether you are just making an excuse not to go to spin class is more proof that you are crazy. It’s that all or nothing thing. My crazy mind says when you are in the “all” mode you should just keep going for it, because sooner or later you are going to swing the other way. Think Geneen Roth can help? LOL Just started reading the Part II “Practice” section, so we’ll see.
definitely proof of your craziness and not your laziness! take a break! #1, your muscles need to heal before you work them. it makes them stronger. #2, it doesn’t feel nearly as good or satisfying to work out when you can barely lift your arms, legs, or whatever! finally, #3, you’re a “crank pot.” isn’t the point of all this exercise to live a happier, healthier life? collapsing into exhaustion each night doesn’t sound happy or healthy! xoxoxoxo