Thursday, November 1, 2012

I Couldn't Help Myself...

I did it. I went back to the gym a day early! I just couldn't help it. 


I started getting the itch last night, so I set my alarm for 5am and told myself if I was tired I could go back to sleep since technically I wasn't "supposed" to go back to the gym until tomorrow. Well of course when my alarm went off this morning I was wide awake and ready to go! I started off my last week of Body Earned where I left off last week with back and bi's. It was crazy to compare the way I felt this morning at the gym compared to the way I felt last Friday. Last week I was a walking zombie and just going through the motions. Today, I was full of energy and really pushing myself while paying close attention to form. B said he felt much better today than last week too and that he was noticing aches and pains in places that he shouldn't have them. His back was bothering him over the past couple weeks and today he felt nothing. 

I know I've said this a hundred times in the past week, but take time off if you feel like your body would benefit! It's SO worth it!! 

When is the last time you took more than a day or two off from the gym? 

7 comments:

  1. After my first 12 weeks of JW plan. I have been going HARD for the second round and I am TIRED!!! Made myself take a COMPLETE day off today. Not even doing recovery cardio. I have a CRAZY leg day tomorrow (still felling Mondays leg day) and I want to be fresh.

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  2. I think it's great you listened to your body and did the right thing! Maybe all you needed was 6 days, not 7! ;)

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  3. Damn girl, look at that bicep!! Love it. I recently took a week off working out, well I might have added some random stuff in there but it was kind of half-assed. I needed the reboot. Now I'm back and motivated again. It was hard to get back on track though. But I'm loving the soreness.

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  4. Although it is a mental game for sure, it is so worth it to take time off! I was forced into time off due to an injury and I'm slowly easing my way back into heavy lifting. It feels so good to have some weights back in my hands and be beyond excited about every workout!

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  5. We live on the east coast and got hit with hurricane sandy, so we we've been out of power and I was forced to take a few days off - today will be my first day back and I'm SOOOO pumped to get back to it! Thanx for the extra boost of motivation!!! :)

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  6. sometimes i feel like when i try to take off for the gym I cant.. but the days that im like sore and can't move make it a lot easier. I didnt go to crossfit Monday and Tuesday this week and when I went back on Wed after eating awful the two days prior it was rough. haha

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  7. I always make sure I include rest days in my routine! So important to rest up and recharge the machine! ;)

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