Once again, I have a double dose of Weekly Workouts for you today.
You’ll immediately notice all the Resting. As a fitness fanatic/former gym rat/lover of exercise, it’s taken me a long time to accept Rest Days. Not gonna lie, I still have a hard time with it on occasion, but there is so much power in a rest day… or four for that matter ;)
It took my body a long while (6+ weeks) to recover from Bronchitis, so naps after work in lieu of a kettlebell workout happened… and sleeping for 11 hours solid this weekend happened.
I read fitness blogs daily for inspiration; but, if you’re an avid blogger/reader yourself, you know that quest for inspiration can easily be twisted into comparing yourself to other’s week of workouts. “She ran 32 miles; she did 4 CrossFit workouts, and she sweated out 3 hot yoga classes.” As I am reading others’ fitness accomplishments, I can’t help but notice the skin under my running shorts turn green with envy.
If you find yourself in the same comparison trap, be mindful of it. STOP. Acknowledge and appreciate what you did for your body, for yourself, today and this week. I may have rested just as much as I moved the past couple of weeks, but it is what my body requested. It does not make me any less of a fit chick or athlete than the next blogger/runner/CrossFitter/yogi.
Workouts | Week of June 16
Monday – 25 Minute Birthday AMRAP + 30 min. walk
Tuesday – 50 min. slow run
Wednesday – Rest/45 min. walk
Thursday My Birthday – Rest
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Dumbbell Superset Workout (@ 15lb.) + 25 min. walk
Workouts | Week of June 23
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 40 min. walk
Wednesday – 400 Reps
for Time (@ 15lb.)
Thursday – 5 mile run
Friday – Birthday
AMRAP Workout (3 rounds @ 15lb.)
Saturday – 2.5 mile run + 5-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout (@ 15lb.)
Sunday – Dorm Room Dumbbell Workout (@ 15lb.) + 25 min. walk
I finally bought myself a heavier pair of dumbbells, so I’ve let my trusty ten pounders take a breather as I challenge myself with fifteens.