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Slacking. Need another reboot.

Friday, August 23, 2013

So first my excuse was that my muscles and joints hurt. Then it was "I'm tired." Then I don't know what it was, but then it moved to "I'm over-training." After a reboot of my fitness plan, now I feel like I'm not doing anything at all. AND I'M STILL TIRED and my muscles and joints STILL hurt. For a while I was hungry all the time. Now I'm not, but I'm also doing about 1/3 of what I was doing. Somewhere in the middle I have to find a balance.

The obvious issues are that I'm not getting enough sleep, and that I'm not stretching or allowing appropriate recovery time for my activities. I just started taking multivitamins again, but it takes a while for that to help. I also have to remember that I am not as young as I once was, and taking care of a toddler takes a bigger toll physically than carrying around a 6-pound infant. :)

I'm going back to walking again -- maybe not every day, but the baby LOVES to be out in his little toy car (his "coupe") and I miss walking with him. I think if I just aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day, I'll go well over that.

Going back to the 250 minute thing: That's about 35 minutes a day, 7 days a week. If I aim for half an hour every day, I'll go over that time (especially on long run days) and meet my quota. So I guess that's my new plan. Aim lower, knowing that when I do that, I'll usually end up a lot higher than expected.

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  • DANGEL117
    Feel better soon, try some Yoga!!!
    1199 days ago
  • FAVALL
    Tired and sore up to 2 days after a long challenging workout is normal. You've other options to investigate that qualify as fitness minutes. Participating in a wide variety of movement is really good to even out the connective tissues in all areas of the body. I know that you dance, which is all inclusive movement. It seems that your pain complaints started when you up'd the focus on running and walking, only work the front and back planes of the body and are generally only in a forward motion. Explore and enjoy!
    1199 days ago
  • GRACEOMALLEY
    I'll second that suggestion you check with your doctor to make sure there isn't something going on that is causing the tired and pain in joints issues. If it is only you tryi ng to do too much, let them tell you. better to be sure it isn't something else. Do it for your child and your spouse and for you! emoticon
    1199 days ago
  • SPARKLINGHOPE
    Sounds like a doable plan! emoticon
    1199 days ago
  • PLMITCH
    Just my 2 cents -- you might want to schedule some time with your Dr to investigate the "being tired" and "joints hurting" to rule out any medical issues.
    1199 days ago
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