As soon as I opened this page, I wanted a green tea.
*fast forward 3 minutes*
Ok, now I’m ready. Of course, last night was my Zumba night and I never ever miss those. My Zumba instructor says she always looks forward to coming because she can count on me to always be there… last night she even brought me a pink wrist band that says “Peace. Love. Zumba.” and I love it! She’s such a sweetheart.
Last night, I’m not sure if its because of my circuit training or lack of real cardio exercise since last weeks class, Zumba kicked my ever-loving trash. The first 30 minutes were of POW-POW-POW upbeats and by the 45 minute marker I just wanted to collapse on the floor. But I didn’t, I finished out strong. We even did a couple new sequences. I was sore, sweaty, exhausted, you-name-it after the class–it was a full body work out. Then I remembered my vow to do push ups every day. So I went to the mirror, placed my feet up against it, planked myself, and got ready to lower…
Yeah, I could barely do 5. It was at that point when I realized my body had hit its max. So today is my break day. I have my pedometer and I’m aiming for 10,000 steps but other than that, my body deserves a break. It’s been getting a lot done this week, so it deserves it. My mom wanted me to go to Body Pump with her tonight, but I don’t think that will happen. Body Pump is a real killer and I’d rather not be sore during my 6 hour drive to Vegas tomorrow thankyouverymuch-ifitsallthesametoyou.
Some days a break is just needed! It’s important to recognize when your body needs recover instead of going completely gung-ho with high powered activity every single day of the week.
Now onto finding out if I want to hit a meeting in the morning before I leave, or hit the 7AM meeting in Vegas on Saturday morning before I drive to Arizona…
When do you know when it’s time to take a break from your exercise routines?