Friday my body just said stop. Completely. You're done. I have a new workout routine that is intense. That is no exaggeration. I'm going to take it that my coach has a lot of faith in me and my abilities and is not out to kill me. As a result of the new workouts, I can't get my workout done before I teach HIIT Hop class twice a week. 1. I don't have time to complete them before class and 2. My energy is sapped by the time I have to teach. That leaves me with 7 days a week at the gym. Zero rest days. HIIT Hop is not a nice light dance cardio class. It's intense. Especially when you're teaching - you have to go at 150%. That means walking planks, mountain climbers, pushups, burpees, jumping jacks, squat jumps and so on. Friday my body said stop. I hated missing my co-teacher/sub's very first HIIT Hop class, but at the end of a really stressed-filled, exhausting week, my husband's truck broke down. I had to go get him and wait for a tow truck. Combine all of this with an intense sinus headache turning-into-a-migraine. This was when I was supposed to be heading to my co-teacher's first class. By the time I got home, I crashed. Missed her class. Missed my workout. Went straight to bed. I slept 11 hours straight. Did I beat myself up over it? No. Sometimes you just have to stop. Miss a workout. Listen to your body. The alternatives are: your cortisol levels will rise and slow or stop any progress; you'll get sick; you won't be able to give your workouts 100% (or anywhere close).
So, after a lot of rest. I'm back at it and feeling SO MUCH better. My sinuses are still acting up, but - it's Kentucky. It's March. What else is new?
Listen to your body - sometimes it knows more than you do.
Just Me Rambling
Middle-aged woman who can't twerk: mother, step-mom, wife, grandmother - who happens to like to lift.