Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 8 - time to rest

Whew! I have just completed 8 straight days of workouts, and I am tired. Yesterday I paid another visit to my local gym, where I proceeded to blast music and sweat it out on the moon-walker machine (sort of like an elliptical trainer and a stair-master in one, not sure what it's actually called but it feels like moon-walking! Because I know what walking on the moon feels like), and then worked out my arms for a full 15 minutes with weight machines. My back was hurting yesterday from kickboxing - it's a good hurt though - so I tried to focus on my shoulders and arms.

And today I woke up very, very sore. So I declare today to be rest day. But rest does not mean 'eat-whatever-you-want' day, and I will continue to follow my meal plan and track my calories. It's been going really well so far, and I definitely feel my body adjusting (although sometimes it is begrudgingly) to my new, active, and healthy way of life. I like eating many small meals each day, which should be no surprise since I love to eat. I've also noticed that I've had more energy this past week, and over the past few days, I've definitely felt a little happier. I've read before that exercising releases endorphins, the feel-good neurotransmitters (oohh, big word!) in your brain that fights pain and decreases stress naturally. Yes, I had to look that up. But there is something to it!

I'm off to work and my long-g-g day of work and appointments-that-don't-include-the-gym. What about you?


  1. Enjoy the well-deserved rest! Congrats on feeling better; that's awesome! Keep it up, my friend :)

  2. Glad to hear that you're resting your body! It needs time to heal after those muscles have been worked! This is scientifically proven, you know!
    Happy also that your body is adjusting to small, nutritious meals throughout the day. Your metabolism will react in a positive way! I love eating less and looking forward to eating in a few hours. I'd prefer not to get that low blood sugar yuckiness or the terrible "starvation" feeling. Those two things always make me want to overeat.
    I'm looking forward to a new fun smoothie for this evening-Almond Breeze milk and frozen raspberries. I really almost make it like a sorbet. Yummy--low calories, low carbs, and so filling!
    Don't fret, if you can't be perfect! I've given that up a long time ago! And please realize, contrary to popular belief, you are MUCH MORE than what you eat!