Waking up late this morning, yes I think I am still in vacation mode. After being away for more than a couple days, it always takes me awhile to get back into a normal mode. Setting up my workout schedule, food prepping for the week, and cutting back on my intense love of ice cream all happens.
Those unhealthy habits no longer exist-thank goodness. Exercise isn't just for the physical aspect for me anymore. I do it because I love it. Working out releases all my stress and anxiety. I am much more anxious on rest days. Plus I love being outside. Anytime I can do fun activities like riding bikes or swimming and get exercise at the same time is just an added bonus. The world of weight training over the past year has changed my view completely on exercise. I was always the skinny weak one. Now I love being strong. Being able to lift or carry things I never ever would even think was possible. The best moment was when the boyfriend called me last week for me to come help him move a dresser. Yeah that would have never happened two years ago when I was addicted to being a slave on the elliptical.
Tuesday - shoulders & bike ride outside
Friday- chest & back
Saturday - spin or walk/run outside
No crazy punishment this year. There is no single fitness plan that works for everyone, just like there is no one food plan that works for everyone. I'm glad I have found one that works for me.
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Do you ever feel like you use exercise as punishment?
Have you found a fitness plan that works for you?
Have you ever found yourself overtraining?