Wednesday, June 10, 2009


For the past 3 weeks or so, possibly even longer I have heard this word alot and I have heard it a lot when it comes to me and my enthusiasm to workout. Yesterday I got home and just wanted to shout 'I quit'.....'what do you people expect from me'......'talk about someone else for a change'.....'I'm happy, thank you very much'.......BUT after taking a deep breath and some reflection came the realisation that in the past two weeks my workout schedule has been readjusted. I am no longer at the gym everyday and rarely or if at all twice a day anymore. I am comfortable with what I am doing although I cannot claim to feel comforable about the amount of exercising I am doing.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesdays : Personal Training (1 hour sessions)
Tuesday : Spinning (before my PT session)
Wednesday: Rest day
Thursday : Spinning
Friday: Zumba
Saturday : Rest day
Everyone is concerned that one day I am going to wake up and say 'screw it' and give up. I know that right now that is NOT going to happen. I feel committed and thankfully I am still enjoying my gym experience.
This is a great article on overtraining :
a bit from the article :
"The cause of overtraining is simple. You’re not resting enough to allow your body time to recover, or you’re doing the same exercises too much. Here are some common symptoms of overtraining:
  • Feeling tired, drained, and lacking energy
  • General body aches or mild muscle soreness
  • A decrease in performance
  • Inability to complete workouts
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of motivation"
I am slowly learning to listen to my body. I know it needs to rest. There is, however, a part of me that wants to be doing more and I really enjoy my time at gym. This might be because it means I get about an hour or so to myself, some me time!! That is very rare for me. I can get on the treadmill and zone out - listen to my music and just chill.

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

I had headaches for a month before I figured out what was goin on...I was working too damn hard. I scaled it back and lost 4 pounds this week. You are looking great..Way to go