My Fitness Revolution Days 343 to 345: Ready, Set, Rest!

This has been the weirdest three days that I’ve experienced in a long time.  On Day 343, I got caught up with some sewing projects that have been staring me in the face for a few months.  Yes, sewing and yes, months.  I was glad to get them done but it was so absorbing that I lost track of time.  Then it was so late and I decided to, brace yourself…skip the workout.  Oh for shame and the utter lack of it because I had a lovely dinner complete with a glass of fruity wine.  I had originally planned on trying out a new workout then run the next day.  However, I had pushed myself pretty hard this week and didn’t see the harm in taking an extra day off…or so I though.  Hopefully, this proves to my family that although I love to exercise, I’m certainly not addicted to it.

Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do

On Day 344, I tried the On the Ball: Yoga Workout for Beginners video.  It was pretty good except and just enough of a challenge to make it interesting.  Honestly, I was fearfully uncoordinated and wobbled a lot with the ball.  The exercise ball is an extremely useful tool and was once an integral part of my daily workouts so, I was happy to use it.  The poses were pretty standard and since I know a few of them, it was a matter of relearning them because the ball was used in every single exercise.  I didn’t enjoy it because there was a degree of humiliation.  However, I’m not giving up and will keep it in the regime this month.  It’s important to give something new a full effort before giving it up or moving on to something else.  Besides, the change of pace is important.

On the Ball: Yoga Workout for Beginners

On the Ball: Yoga Workout for Beginners

The scheduled Rest Day 344 was just that.  It was rainy so I was happy to sleep, sleep and sleep some more.  I didn’t do so well in the eating department.  It’s not like I went amok with desserts and junk food; but I don’t feel particularly light.  This is something I’ll have to work on in the coming week.  Perhaps I was subconsciously looking forward to the run that I had planned for Day 344?  Regardless of the reason, I’m going to kick my butt back into gear this week and cannot wait to shake this sluggishness.  No retreat, no surrender and no excuses!

Clean Eating

Clean Eating is the best way to go.