I have to be honest: my last few bootcamp workouts have left me in PAIN. And I’m not talking about the kind of next day muscle soreness that secretly makes you happy because you know you did something good for yourself. No, this kind of soreness makes it feel like I can’t walk or bend down to pick things up. The workouts themselves haven’t seemed especially hard in and of themselves (at least no more-so than any of the others), and I’ve even been modifying a few things here and there to accommodate my current fitness level (for example, instead of doing dive bombers, converting them into regular pushups).
On top of having this issue with my workouts this week, work has continued to be a stressful mess and I’m sure that’s not helping things. So today, instead of doing the next workout on the bootcamp agenda, I just did 35 minutes of Just Dance-ing. Also, after dealing with the work stress and it seeming never-ending, a few weeks ago, I put in to have today and tomorrow off. The timing for these off days couldn’t possibly have been any better. Today, I didn’t do a whole lot, and that was exactly what I needed. I slept in, cleaned the apartment, did our food shopping and just generally relaxed.
Sometimes you have to listen to your body (and your emotions!) and just do something relaxing. It does us no good to burn out either from workouts, work, or just in general by putting too much pressure on ourselves.
In my spare time, I’ve also been catching up with episodes of the Biggest Loser on Demand. Is anyone else watching this season? I hadn’t seen a single episode of this season until yesterday and now I find myself hooked again, just like what happens every other year. Even though the people on that show have their weight loss journies pushed to the extreme (and sometimes it’s questionable whether it’s healthy for them to push that hard), it’s still pretty inspiring and makes me want to get up and work.
Tomorrow I’ll see how I feel, and if the soreness in my legs is better, maybe I’ll attempt the next bootcamp workout. If not, I’ll just do some more dancing, and spend a lot of time reading/playing video games and trying my hardest to RELAX!
In other, very sad news, my dad’s cousin passed away this morning. He was suffering a lot, and at least he’s no longer in pain. We’ll likely be attending the wake sometime next week.