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I've been working out 5 to 6 days a week since November. (4 to 5 days before the months before that). Several days a week, I work out 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Have been also been doing physical therapy for the shoulder about 8 weeks. On top of the 2 days a week, I teach Zumba. I was starting to get worn out...
So, I attended some great black history events - Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Instead of coming back home and working it out...I got some extra rest. I canceled my (final) physical therapy appointment and rescheduled it for this week.
Saturday I got up early and did 24 Lift and ran 2 miles. Sunday is usually my rest day and I indeed rested. Monday I skipped the workout and did laundry, cleaned my room & car, reorganized part of the basement.
It was just what I needed! I feel great.
I probably wouldn't have taken the break if the Urban Hiit Fiit gym challenge had continued on instead of breaking at the 6 week point. So, I think this is something I am gonna continue to do every 6 to 8 weeks for the rest of the year - take a break - a reduced workout schedule for a week and then back at it!
I know it's critical to give my body a break from time to time. Over training can cause burnout - mental and physical.
I've been reading Daily Word for Weight Loss. I ordered the book in November...accidentally shipped it to my graduate school address..my friend who still works at the university picked it up for me & then proceeded to take FOREVER to send it to me. I was frustrated as I had planned on starting to use the journal in the new year. But, when it arrived last Wednesday I was delighted to find it's not date specific...
I love the positive and inspired words, prayers, and meditations it provides.
Here's a part of today's entry "Goal"....Feeling good mentally, emotionally, and physically requires an investment by me. So I set goals that keep me moving in a positive direction.