day of rest actually needed.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
So I decided this morning after being up since 1 am because of my dog that I mentioned in my last blog i decided to take a day off from exercise, besides i could barely walk this morning. I think I've been pushing myself to hard, from just above my knee down through my calves I am so sore. I work from home and my job requires that I sit down for 8 hours a day, well with knees and calves being super sore i couldn't hard sit in my office chair without hurting and being un comfortable. I finally grabbed my tube of Muscle rub cream and although i doesn't take the soreness away it made it to where I could actually tolerate the soreness and focus on my job. I know that I need to take this slower than I have the last couple days. tuesday I did 3 and half miles and then yesterday I did 4 miles on the stationary bike and the treadmill. I'm going back to the gym tomorrow and I think I'm just going to walk one mile and do one mile on the bike. I realize that I messed up trying to do too much yesterday. Its amazing how your body will tell you how great feel because you are working out and then you end up paying for it the next day because you realize you went over board and not used to it.
I just started back with this last Friday and I'm having to remind myself that my journey is not a race and as long as God keeps me alive then I have all the time in the world to get my health and weight in order. I keep forgetting I'm not 20 anymore, when I was 20 i was exercising and dropping the weight like flies and then lost 20 pounds and felt really good about myself and lost interest in working out and gained all this weight.
So as I ponder my next move and try to slow myself down I am resting my legs today and will rest them tomorrow until I get to the gym tomorrow evening. I guess the old phrase is true... slow and steady wins the race.