I have to be honest here. The last week and a half has worn me out. We had a house guest and the kids and thing to do/places to go. By Sunday night I couldn't stay awake past 8pm. And when I tried to work out on Monday morning, it just wasn't working. Running/walking was frustrating and my knee hurt. I ended up going out of the Body Pump class in the middle because someone was faint. I was plain old worn out and my body was trying to tell me that, but I was fighting to keep doing what I do.
Bottom line is that it didn't work.
I think there is a fine line between pushing yourself and listening to when you need a break. I'm frustrated that I haven't lost inches or pounds in the last couple of weeks. But Pushing my body past tiredness is one thing and pushing past exhaustion is another. I suppose that I'll end up going over that line again several times before I realize what's happening with my body.
This morning's workout was a struggle. I ran, but slow. I walked, but my feet hurt. I did it though. For an hour. And this afternoon I feel better for it.