Been a decent few weeks work wise. Not been overly busy and not too quiet that it’s been boring. Not that even if it was quiet it would be boring, delivering parcels always seems to bring up something new.
Exercise wise I’ve done my basic workout every weekday evening except Fridays and last weekend I did one heavy workout of lunges and overhead presses.
I was going to put together a workout plan for the week and weekends, but looking back over last year and how I’m now feeling about lifting, I’ve decided to not put anything together.
On so many occasions last year I had a plan of what I wanted to do but it was ruined by a hard day at work and/or being physically tired at the weekend. I then got demotivated because I wasn’t sticking to what I had planned and then didn’t do anything at all exercise wise outside of my work day.
So looking back over this year so far, it’s actually been my most active outside of work. And it can’t be a coincidence.
I’m doing basic exercises during the week, after a physically and mentally draining day at work and then I’m seeing how I feel at the weekends and going from there.
So far I’ve not done a really heavy weights workout as such, but they have been heavy enough to be challenging and most importantly they have been what I have needed/could do on that day.
Rather than just having a plan set out and doing it regardless of how my body has been feeling. I’ve listened to my body and done something that I think will balance things out.
And so far I’m feeling a lot better for it.
It’s taken me a long while to realise this, but I’ve got to balance what I do outside of work exercise wise, with how I’m feeling after a days work.
Some days I’ve come home and felt great, full of energy and no aches, but I know if I go do heavy weights of any kind that taxes my body, I’ll pay for it the next few days with various aches and pains from carrying so many boxes throughout the day.
And some days I’ve come home with an ache in my back or knees from carrying shit all day, but I’ve gone and done just my basic workout and I’ve felt ok the next day and so it seems I’ve found the balance I need right now.
Maybe I’ve been too stubborn in not wanting to realise that I can’t push my body outside of work like I used to, or at least do it less and recover more.
Lets see how the next month goes.
Until next time…