Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Well, I knew it had to happen sooner or later. I also figured it was coming sooner. I think the weekend finally caught up to me. I bonked on the recumbent last night. I was about 40 minutes in and had to hit the cooldown button. I could feel it coming at about the 25 minute mark. The energy level just started dropping. I was hoping as I got into an easy stretch on the routine that I would bounce back. It was a struggle to keep the RPM up even on the easiest stretch of the virtual road. It was not a good feeling.
As the tension started to increase for the second leg of the workout I kept trying to tell myself only 15 more minutes and it will get easier. Only 14 more minutes and then you are past the hard part. But, as the tension started making it harder, the energy started dying fast. Part of me thought to keep going and push through, but I started into a funk and the part of me that said quit won out this time.
I know it won’t win all the time. But I think all the work over the weekend, plus walking on Sunday instead of riding. Yesterday was supposed to be rest and recover day. That is really what made me quit. I decided I had tried to push it too far and just am not ready for an everyday type workout plan. I am in so much better shape than I was even a month ago, but I need to do this smart. Or at least do this how I am comfortable. In the end if I burn myself out, I am the one that pays the price. I am the one who would stop working out cause I am sick of it. And that is not an option. So I am taking the day off today. I am giving my body almost 48 hours of R&R and will be back at the gym tomorrow.
On a plus note, I have made some strides. Normally I would have gone to the store and gotten a candy bar and said the heck with it. Last night I went and got fruits and veggies. Then went home and cooked the Crab Meat Alfredo from the recipe page. Made with imitation crab meat. It was awesomely good and may become my new comfort food. I love alfredo sauce and to find one this easy to make and also healthy was awesome.
So, while I may have struggled on the workout, I felt good at the end of the day. I went to bed early last night to get some good rest and will do the same tonight. So this way I am all rested for getting back to the gym tomorrow.