I slept in this morning…
Well, at least that’s considered sleeping in for me!
After last night’s workout, I was feeling all sorts of worn out. This week left me beat, both physically and mentally! 5 days chalk full of school work and exercises definitely takes its toll on your body. I decided I was long overdue for a little mental break from the gym.
So, instead of rushing out the door to go to Saturday morning workout classes, I got some extra sleep! My body much appreciated it.
Sometimes, we all get a little overly ambitious when planning our workouts. We think we are unstoppable and try to fit in much as we can. In reality, this habit only leads to mental burnout.
Every once in a while, unexpected breaks are totally necessary! They are a way to let your mind and body recover, and help to avoid burnout.
You really know it’s time to take a breather when:
- You’re cranky
- Your workouts aren’t fun anymore.
- You’re overly fatigued or sore all the time.
I am typically extremely motivated when it comes to workouts. So, when I am really not feeling like going to the gym, I know it’s time for a little break since that never happens! The most important thing is to listen to your body!
I still got some amazing activity in today! My Aunt Jean and I had been talking about going on a good hike for a while now. Today, we finally went through with our plans!
I powered up with some Kodiak Cakes first. Topped with some almond butter and blueberries, these pancakes were soooo good!
We worked up a pretty big appetite from all of those steps! I introduced her to the wonderful world of acai bowls. Here is documentation of Aunt Jean’s FIRST ACAI BOWL EVER! (From my favorite place, Nekter Juice Bar)
She loved it! We still had bottomless pit stomachs, though, so we met my uncle and little cousin at Islands for lunch! Round two of the refueling sesh was a delicious Mahi Mahi bowl!!
Which I quickly devoured. Every. Last. Bite.
How about you?
- Do you ever get overly ambitious in your workout schedule?
- What is considered sleeping in for you?
- What are you up to the rest of the weekend?