Detox Week 2 Roundup
WoopWoop! Another successful week complete! I get really excited when I have a good week, especially when I make positive progress towards a goal. But on the other hand, I’ve noticed that past few years that the weeks are starting to pass very quickly, and that bothers me a little bit. As in, it’s Sunday, *blink* and now it’s Saturday. This year is going by in a flash…literally. Can you believe we’re almost halfway through July? Know what that means, it’s basically almost Christmas. 😉
So let’s get to this week and the awesomeness. I did yoga 3 days in a row, and TWO were power yoga classes. Holy smokes, it doesn’t get easier. But guess what? I kinda sorta really love it. To be able to push my body in a different way, and allow my mind to focus on the my breath and let go of the thoughts is an incredible feeling. It’s all about practice, and I love that I can do it. My workouts all week were great, and I had a constant muscle soreness all over my body, which is that #HurtsSoGood feeling that I crave and love because it means I’m pushing myself enough.
I ACTUALLY listened to my body and took a rest day today. It’s been an entire week since my last one and my body was just needing it. Plus, if you don’t rest and just workout all the time, your body never has a chance to repair. You break muscle down when you lift, and it rebuilds when you sleep and rest. When you overtrain, you can cause injury, and also, not make progress because your body gets put in a very stressful state. I’m trying to make progress, so I’m definitely doing what I need to do right now in order to achieve those goals. I feel like I’m doing well though and will have my body fat tested this week.
Today I woke up ready to take the girls to the beach for a pre-sunrise walk, but I was so tired. My morning tiredness is kind of funny to me because I used to be a rideordie 4 am’er at the gym. Which means I used to wake up around 3 to get ready, eat a tiny snack, and get there. If I had to do it again, I don’t think I could. My body is now used to performing later, and now I need to have substantial amounts of food in me before I even attempt to workout or I’ll crash. I love that I used to be able to do it, and I really thought I’d miss being at the gym that early. Surprise! I don’t. 😉
Fitness and healthy living is very much a continual journey. What works for you for a period of time may not work any longer. I did the early morning routine for years, and for now I’m doing better later in the day. I don’t want to cause extra stress to my body because I’m doing so well staying in remission, but figuring out the best balance for me is what’s going to keep my Lupus away and keep me sane and healthy. It’s important to go with whatever your body and mind are telling you to do. Eliminate unnecessary stress, listen to your body, workout when you can, rest when you need to. Be good to your body and it will be good to you. ♥