As usual, my life has been crazy and boring all at the same time. After 2 weeks off working out in April, I was soaring through May with as many workouts as I could fit in. I was swimming, running, strength training, recumbent biking, and even something new – rowing machines! I was tired. Okay, I was EXHAUSTED. I wasn’t getting enough sleep, but I was trying. My workouts made me feel good, so feeling tired was an okay thing to happen.
Then, one day I tracked my calories. It wasn’t a good day because I had to eat my snacks for breakfast (woke up late, almost late for work = no time to grab something healthyish at Starbucks). I only had 620 calories before 6pm. D-U-H. No wonder I was exhausted! SparkPeople told me that I need 1800-2100 cals a day right now. I felt terrible, exhausted, and cranky, but I had an appointment at the Y (which ended up being less than ideal). I felt great after the Y, but in the ended up with about 1250 cals, still not the “fuel” that I need. I really need to see a nutritionist!
Last Thursday I babysat and had no time for the gym. Friday rolled around. I knew after Saturday afternoon, there wouldn’t be another chance to workout this weekend. On Friday, some $#@! Hit the fan at work and my emotions made me want to crawl in a hole and sleep till my problems were over (my fave method of ignoring my feelings is def sleep!). Friday I came home and decided to take a nap and I could run outside when I woke up. Well it was dark when I woke up (and I didn’t feel anymore caught up on sleep L) . Saturday I slept in, and when I decided to go for a run, it was already 77 degrees. Sick! So no workout then. From being so inside/air-conditioning to outside/heat&humidity, I got a cold, or at least the cold that I was getting was more pronounced due to these circumstances. I also ate lots of sugary stuff and felt physically terrible because of it! Monday, I was still too sick to workout. Although I did have a great dance when I found the “multi-symptom relief, night time” medicine. Okay, it was a song AND dance that SwimTot had me repeat because she found it so amusing. Yesterday I had dinner w/friends. But today, today I will swim!!! I’ve already had my bag packed since last Thursday, so I will pick up SwimTot, put her in childcare, swim my workout I printed out last week, and then retrieve her from childcare to go splash around some more.
Last week I had some of the hardest workouts thus far. No joke. Felt super nauseous while swimming. I like challenging workouts like that. I just need to find that balance! But you can be sure I'll post on how I do!