So yesterday I was working out and in the middle of my Turbo Fire workout my body just shut down on me.. it wasn't that I was tired and didn't feel like doing it or anything.. my body just simply said, NO. So I listened and the rest of the day I felt so out of it!! My head felt all clouded with too many thoughts and I just felt plain old yucky.
This morning I woke up feeling blasé about working out..I moseyed around the house and decided I was going to go get blood work because maybe I had low iron or something that was making me feel that way.. and I already have a script for blood work anyway *Can we say excuse??!*
So I was talking to my boyfriend and he was like "You just posted a blog about excuses and you are sitting here making excuses. I think what you need to do is just workout...you can do it!!"
*mumbling under my breath:* .. He was right
So I took my excuse making behind outside with the jogging stroller and ended up going for a morning 5K walk/run.. broke a nice sweat, and felt absolutely WONDERFUL when I got home!! I was "back to my normal self".. which made me realize that MY NORMAL SELF includes exercise - daily.
Things I noticed along the way:
- Even after taking some time off from running I can still hang pretty long! I would look at a far point on the boardwalk and say "Okay I just need to run until there then I can walk for a little bit" and 9x out of 10 I made it to my destination plus some!
- As I ran, my strides got progressively longer, which I can only assume means that I am working more muscles.
- When you get lost in the things around you, you don't even realize how long you have been running!
|Had to stop to capture this picture. So beautiful!|
*Can't believe my princess will be ONE in only 18 days!!*