Since then I have had consistent exercise ticking over at a very low level. It’s maintainance rather than weightloss and fitness. It doesn’t really feel good.
When I was away I did some stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) for about 30 minutes but otherwise nothing.
SUP is something I’ve wanted to try for a while and I was doing ok until I fell in the lake. It was warm but I get a bit creeped out not knowing what is below the water so I headed back to land after that.
We had a busy weekend back at home with sorting out storage boxes and general house maintainance so I went to a Yin class on both Saturday and Sunday.
This week I slobbed around the house on Bank Holiday Monday, went for a run Tuesday morning for 30 minutes. I found it tough but I felt determined to get back to it. I didn’t do anything on Wednesday and then went away for a long weekend on Thursday.
I bought my gym kit with me of course – but I didn’t make it to the gym. On the Thursday I did 15 minutes of flow on my hotel room balcony in the sun. It wasn’t for long but was very hot and sweaty.
Friday we walked for 45 minutes or so along the beach and across rocks, so was quite a nice yet easy XT and on Saturday was walked along the coast line from the restaurant we went to for dinner back to our hotel which was about an hour walk.
I’ve done nothing strenuous and I really feel a bit disappointed I didn’t go out running or to the gym. Every morning I’ve woken up at my body clock time, which is when I should have run, but instead I fell asleep again. I know my body has enjoyed the rest but I am 100% committed to getting back to training tomorrow.
There are a few things I have learned over this mini-break:
- My body isn’t where I want it to be aesthetically or fitness-wise, but I am closer to that goal than I was, so I’m proud of that
- I’ve been really slacking off exercise this last few months and to meet my goals I can not be so lazy
- Weight training is really important
- Without a plan I don’t really do any exercise, it’s not in my nature
- Tomorrow is Monday and that’s a great day to start a fresh
- See you in the gym