Thursday, June 09, 2011
I am tending to be obsessive about my exercise and activity. I do too much for too long. It feels good when I am doing it, but after a week or so I get burned out. I do not take rest days. I am beginning to wonder if I need to change that strategy. I get worried about not burning enough calories and plan aerobic activity for every day of the week. I know intellectually that rest days are essential, but I don't take them. I plan a "light" activity for 1 or 2 days of the week, but usually end up doing much more than I planned. As I am trying to adjust to more of a maintenence mode rather than a weight loss mode, I think I need to revise my strategy and take at least one entire rest day a week.