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A bad workout was bound to happen...

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.
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    Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I am disappointed, but knew I was due for the off day. More just trying to take stock and make a note of what I did, or didn't do to prevent it. And to acknowledge the things I did right.
    1803 days ago
  • KA_JUN
    Congrats on putting in your time! We all have those "off" days, sometimes our bodies tell us when they need a bit of recovery time.

    Great to hear about the tasty sounding meal you prepared and how you chose to not get the candy bar. Making those choices is a victory, I used to do the same thing.

    1803 days ago
    We all have bad days at the gym. And you made the right decision to not push it. Giving your body a full day to rest and recover is the best thing to do. Tomorrow when you go you will rock that workout!! That recipe sounds sooooo nummy!!!!! Hope you have a great rest day!!!
    1803 days ago
  • KIBBLE55
    Hi - Added you as a friend hope that ok we appear to be on the same path.

    One workout is not important - take a look at the week. How was it?

    Like you yo yo since 2009 weight then 329 lbs weight 2nd Jan 2013 329Lbs in that time I have removed and put on circa 10 stones (140lbs). LOL.

    Like you this time I know its diferent and 3 things are helping me
    1. I have set a target weight and a target exercise achievement (160 mile charity wak in June) I am a target driven person I will not fail
    2. I keep a diary seperate to Spark (i can't be bothered to track the food taes too long) I write everything I have eaten (100% honest) and every exercise I do - This really works .
    3. I have my fat man mantra - which is constantly in my thinking - this is about achieving my weight loss - imagining how I will look - how much energy I will have - how fit I will be - Its going to be like being a teenager all over again.

    So far so good 45lbs done - 61 to go - I will be like a feather.

    Good luck pal don't ever get depressed about this hope to speak again

    1803 days ago
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