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Tuesday - pushing too hard - need a rest

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Sometimes you have to hit me over the head. I've been working out basically every day. Doing the bootcamp we do strength exercises every other day. Well on top of that I hit the gym and do 30-40 laps AND then a couple of laps of bicep and triceps exercises. I've been doing this now for a month.

Now the last couple of days my biceps and triceps have been tingling all the time. And it just hit me - I'm not giving my muscles a chance to rest. Which in strength testing is a must. I've literally been doing arm strength testing every day.

So I was just leaving to go to the pool and STOPPED. No pool tonight - maybe even tomorrow night. I'll stay at home and either hit the recumbent bike or cardio video.

This is going to drive me crazy as I've trained myself to swim. And swimming I find is very relaxing and stress buster.

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    Don't you love it when the Light Bulb goes On? TLC for your body.
    1896 days ago
    Yea you!!! Body speaks, you listen!!! Keep Sparkin'!!
    1896 days ago
    Smart deduction! I did the same today after yesterday...4 miles walking was long for me, and REST is also very important. Thanks for sharing a very important insight. emoticon Love, Chelsea
    1897 days ago
    Be kind to yourself. Margaret Thatcher said: “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Every time you are getting smarter and wiser when you learn from your mistakes. You go, girl. Rest is part of your exercise plan!
    1897 days ago
    good for you. enjoy your rest and come back energized!
    1897 days ago
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