Satuday and Sunday I ran 4 miles each. I did a lot of stretching in the middle of running. I had Pete roll out my legs before and after I went to the gym. But ultimately what it took is me pushing through it all to get to where I want to be.
Monday morning I went and did the Body Pump class.
All I can say is that 2 weeks off of most exercise does make your body forget the motions. Forget the stretching, pulling, twisting. In other words, my legs are so sore that I look like I'm about 142 years old. But the bottom line is that I pushed through and got my workout mojo back.
Which brings me to this: I think that there I am not going to ever be the type of person who works out 6 days a week, hard core, all the time. What I mean to say is that I will always work out because I love the results and I think it's part of being a healthy person. However, I think that there will be times when I'm so very committed to it and times when I need a 1-2 week break from the gym. I need time to let my body and mind rest.
I wonder if Pete and I are the only people that seem to do this? I read so many workout and healthiness blogs where the writers are hard core in the gym and eating correctly 95% of the time. Do you do this? If so I'd love to get in your brain and figure out how you constantly do it.