Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I'm so tired!

           Yesterday was my first day back to the gym after my little trip to Nebraska and it was exhausting! I only had to do cardio yesterday, but it was awful. I thought I was going to fall off the elliptical! It felt like the first time I ever did cardio on the elliptical.

            I know I was gone for less than a week and I was doubling up on the gym before I left, but I was still messed up yesterday from being out of the usual routine. My cousin and I were even talking about our gym routines and how missing even one day messes both of us up. I knew it was going to be a struggle to get there today and I was preparing myself, but, man, it was worse than I could imagine!

            I always try to cover the clock when I’m doing cardio because it makes it go faster. It’s one of those little mental things I have about NOT seeing the clock; otherwise I spend the whole time staring at the seconds tick away. Anyway, I covered the clock, put on my headphones, and started my 30 minutes of cardio. I was instantly tired and cursing myself for being out of my routine. I lifted my jacket to look at the time clock, because I could have sworn it had been 30 minutes and it had only been 5!

This is how I was feeling yesterday!
            I kept going, but it was difficult. I was just really tired! That was the longest 30 minutes of my life! When the clock hit 30 minutes I was excited to be done, but I went through my usual thought process of doing more cardio or stopping. Once I go for 30 minutes I feel like I should just keep going! So I managed for about 5 more minutes and finally stopped.

            I know my trip was a much needed trip to see Grandma and other family, but it really messed with my routine. As much as I tried to take walks and stay active while I was in Nebraska it still didn’t totally supplement my regular routine. I’m going to spend the rest of this week getting back on track. My routine is more important than I could ever imagine. 


  1. Getting out of an exercise routine sucks, well, getting back into it sucks! Well done for jumping back on the horse. I've been out of the exercise loop for a week or so and am glad I have training tomorrow or I wonder if I'd ever go back because I know how damn hard it will be!

  2. OMG I cover the clock too! Funny how that helps, a little bit anyways.

  3. That's how it feels when I go a while without working. A while being like a week or so. It's as if I'm starting over.

    When I used to go to the gym, I would cover the whole top of the treadmill or the elliptical, not just the clock. Even the calories burned or the miles done, I didn't want to see !! lol And now when I go jogging outside, I only check the time when I start and when I'm done, never during the workout. I count my laps and that's it. Anything else is like torture ! Haha !

    Glad you're back into it.

  4. A couple days you will be back to it like you never missed a beat.

    I imagine myself wearing something I never would looking great, feeling great. It gets me through every time.

  5. That is exactly how I felt after a weekend of not working out. Not only was I lacking sleep, but the workout on top of it totally added to everything. I was exhausted. Your right, 5 minutes felt like 30!!