Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Working Out is Hard to Do
So last week I decided it was time to start working out...for real this time, meaning everyday instead of just when I feel like it. Because, let's face it, I don't feel like it very often. I've don't really good! I worked out everyday last week (except for Sunday) and felt really great. I changed my workout up so it was something different each day (Yoga on Monday, Ab focus on Tuesdays, Power Yoga/Pilates on Thursday...) Working out was actually even a little fun. I would exercise when Zoey went down for a nap and then do something fun for myself (like writing a blog for instance.) I even lost 6 pounds by the end of the week! I was super excited!
And now this week, I feel cranky about exercising again. I've done good, I have exercised both yesterday and today (Yoga and Ab focus). But I feel tired and not as energetic as last week. I don't know if it is just not new anymore or if now that I have worked out for one week that my body is run down. (The horrible headache I had all of yesterday probably didn't set the tone for week to well either.) To make it worse, according to the scale, I've gained two of my lost pounds back. This makes me feel yucky. But I know that weight loss is on a sliding scale and that it could simply be my body retaining water or whatever. But still... I should only weigh myself once a week, but I get to excited (though sometimes disappointed) about the scale. So I will continue to work hard this week because I know it will pay off.
There are some things that have been going really well since I started working out last week. I have noticed my back feels straighter and I'm standing taller even when I'm not thinking about it. My breathing has also been slower and more regular since working with Yoga. I am really enjoying yoga. In fact, the one day I did straight cardio, I felt tired and worn out. But when I do Yoga/Pilates I well like I have worked out harder and fell less drained and generally more energetic.
What do you do to keep in shape? Does anything in particular keep you going?