Monday, November 18, 2013
If Only Stress Burned Calories!
However, since my health and fitness has become such a major part of my life, I get very frustrated when I'm not feeling well where I don't get into the fitness center like I should and get my workouts in. Saturday I woke up with a slight fever and a sore throat, so I put off cardio. Sunday I attempted a little cardio at home, about 15 minutes of light cardio. And then today I intended to go in early before work for cardio, but shut my alarm off and went back to sleep. With the combination of me not feeling and sleeping well, my energy level is down and my body is basically just not up to it. And even though I know this is just something that happens and I need to let my body rest and recover, I get really frustrated and upset because in my mind I've basically slacked for three days and I'm actually stressing over NOT working out!
I talked with Michael this morning, and then again during my session tonight, and I really do understand everything he is saying about letting my body get the rest and recovery that it needs; but I can't help but feel I'm not giving my all and come Saturday when I weigh-in it'll show. After my session tonight, even though it wasn't anything intense, I do feel better and not quite as stressed. Hopefully I'll start sleeping and feeling better soon so I can get back to my normal routine and start kicking butt again!