Not even two weeks in and I already skipped a workout. I felt terrible about it, but I have crafted a plan to make it up… although not ideal.
Yesterday I was supposed to do Pure Cardio but life got in the way, and by life I mean pure exhaustion. Drowsiness is a side effect of both the hyperthyroidism & ironically the Anti-thyroid Drugs I am on to treat it. (Is it just me or is this kind of double effect becoming more common in medications?) Add to my general tiredness the fact that I was teaching dance and covering my monday workout until 11pm, had to be up at 6am for a work fundraiser, and was acting in a staged reading that evening. All of this meant I needed a nap as soon as I got home from the fundraiser before performing if I was going to be anywhere near my best.
When I got home I was so beat I skipped the workout. Although I did it today and have plans to do today’s in conjunction with the Recovery DVD. Smart: probably not. Effective: hopefully, especially as I can do one early morning and one early evening.
Man, Pure Cardio is HARD! I don’t know how I forgot that. It felt better than the first time, but still rough. I feel confident, work hard, get sweating, and then all of the sudden switch kicks start and I’m out. I am a trained dancer capable of kicking my leg above my head and yet I struggle to keep going for even 5 kicks most of which are below hip height. It’s frustrating. But then I feel like a beast when it comes to football sprints, level 2 drills, and mountain climbers. I’m scared for the day Cardio Abs gets added on but I am doing my best to take it one workout at a time.
So I failed to power through for the first time in this process. But it taught me a lot. I am going to have to be better about scheduling. Especially with my busiest season coming up. I want to work out regularly but that is gonna require some serious planning if I don’t wanna let it stress me out.
Here’s to planning next week and getting back in the game!
Query Quarters: When you miss a workout do you just skip or try to make it up even if it means doubling for a day?