Gooooood morning, sunshine!! It’s Monday, the sun is shining here in Colorado, and it’s time to get moving! I’m starting today off with coffee with a girlfriend before I get after a glute workout and get to PaleOMG business!
Last week was a bit of an eye opener. After being stressed all day on Sunday, then again on Monday and once more on Tuesday…I was completely burnt out. I woke up feeling exhausted, not motivated, not excited, and very emotional. So I took the day off the gym and off of work. When you own your own business, you tend to work every single day and forget to take time off. And that’s what I did. And usually when I’m feeling really stressed, I want to work out. But it was a good reminder that it’s not necessarily what my body needed. When you’re putting your body through stress and increasing your cortisol because of it, the last thing you need to do is stress it more in the gym. And I have to remind myself that at times. And that’s what I did last week.
The more I get to know my body over time, the more I understand that I don’t always need a CrossFit style workout. Instead, sometimes I just need a rest day. OR I just need to simply lift and get no cardio in at all. Exercise is amazing and should be a priority in everyone’s life in some way…BUT it should also be regulated based on what is going on in your own life. Don’t forget that. Modify as needed and LISTEN to your body because it’s often telling you what it needs, you just may not notice until it’s too late.
Sunday – see video here
3×10 back squat with 20 45…