Going back to my workouts for this week... sleep isn't the only reason I skipped 2 workouts. I have been having a lot of problems with muscle recovery these last few weeks. I think that I may have been pushing my body too hard. My original plan back in December was to do self-paced workouts and build intensity. In doing so, I could easily exercise 5 days a week, because it was more at my pace. What really ended up happening was I joined a swim team and I started going to water aerobics classes. Both of these proved to be far more intense than what I had originally intended. I knew there was a problem when even after 5-6 weeks of working out, I was still experiencing crippling muscle fatigue. My workouts were leaving me feeling exhausted all day. So, I wanted to see if by eliminating my water aerobics, I would be more effective in my swim team workouts, and the answer was a resounding yes!
What does this mean for my workouts going forward? It means that I need to be nicer to myself; I didn't work out for nearly a year, and then jumped into one hour a day, 5 days a week. I am still going to keep on with my Sunday yoga, and my swim team. But instead of doing an hour on Mondays and Fridays, I am going to put in shorter, easier workouts. Something between 20-45 minutes. Just something so that I get moving and continue to build up. I am hoping to be strong enough to go back to my water aerobics soon, it is such a great workout!
In other good news, I am really loving the results of the cleaning for 10 minutes a day project. We do it most days (we aren't perfect), and I am amazed already at what a difference it has made. Next step is to find the time to do some more decorating and make it even more homey.
I meant to post this Friday, but ran out of time. But I hope you are having a great Saturday! Go to your nearest ARC and enjoy the sales!