No workout for me today. :(
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
I woke up early this morning, so I decided that I would use the extra time for one of my workout videos - something to get my heart pumping before my day got started. I was also hoping it would fix a problem I'd woken up with - pain in my left hip and my lower back. I thought, "Hey, stretching it out is just the medicine it needs."
In this instance, I was wrong. I started on my pilates video. Standing and breathing, no problem. Lunges were INCREDIBLY painful. I mean, this wasn't the pain of a good burn. It was the pain of "you shouldn't be doing this". I had to stop 10 minutes in because it hurt that much.
I may try walking later, because that doesn't seem to hurt too much. But I'm honestly not sure if I can fit it in today. I've got a bunch of things that have to get done while the kids are in PDO, and I need to pick them up early for Teddy's eye doctor appointment in the early afternoon.
I'm trying not to feel too guilty about feeling that I need to skip today. I've walked every day since last Friday (and I've found that walking on a less-crowded path where there are no roads to tempt them works better with the kids than Bicentennial Park did). I got in at least a mile every day. And I did a HUGE amount of cleaning that needed to be done two days ago. So I've been getting my exercise. I'm hoping that skipping one day will actually help rather than hurt. I'm hoping if I take it easy, take pain meds and use my heating pad later, I'll be back to my normal, "Lets go walking!" self.
I'm going to be super careful about my caloric intake today. Because I've got to still remain healthy, right?