Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Recently I have been feeling like I do not want to do my cardio and ST. I have been feeling tired, grumpy and I feel myself losing interest.
Normally this is where I would throw in the towel and quit. But I don't want to give up on myself again, which is my usual pattern.
Instead and uncharacteristically, I took a look at what I think might be going on with me.
I think I have been over doing it. I have accumulated an awful lot of information from 'experts' about length of workouts needed to lose weight, intensity of workouts, incline level of treadmill, what and when to eat,different types of ST needed to build muscle, number of reps required in ST, etc. because I am trying to do this 'right'.
However, I am finding myself in pain every day. My workout time is no longer enjoyable because I am pushing myself to other people's standards. Plus it has become somewhat boring. I don't like exercising like this. I need to go back to what was working for me in the past.
I am going to cut back to between 30 minutes and 1 hour total for cardio and ST for a while, depending on how I feel, and see if I still continue to lose weight.
I have to figure out how to make this a positive change in my lifestyle if I am going to be able to maintain it.
I know that I want these changes to continue.
This journey has been hard, but I am not giving up.
I am not a quitter, and I like who I see myself becoming. I just need to figure out how to make this work for me.