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Part 2 of the Reasons to Work Out are Overblown

Enter another dilemma to working out that many face — you’re too sore to go and do the things you want to do.

In part one of this blog series, we discussed how the reasons to workout are overblown because you are so tired after your workout session that you don’t want to go and do anything else. Here, it’s a very similar situation.

For me, I’m sore all the time. My muscles are tight, even after a massage. And there are days where it’s hard or even painful to move. Recently, I’ve been wondering what it’s like to not feel like this all the time. Is this worth it? I keep asking myself. Lately, I’ve begin to question my workout routine.

THE NEED TO CHANGE IT UP

As I’m experimenting with different workout routines, I’m still trying to find the right balance between being physically fit and being too sore to enjoy my physical fitness. I’m trying a new strategy: more rest days.

Instead of busting my ass 6 days a week, I’m going to cut that down to 5 whereby I do nothing at all on those 2 days and then do active recovery on the days I’m spent.

Results to be determined.

I Over Did It…

Doing two workouts in one day is never my preference but since I missed Monday’s (and it was a good one), I did two yesterday.  Well, I strained my right leg because of it.  And the result?  A rest day today.  I’m actually okay with that.  The workout is not my favorite and I have a ton of stuff I need to get done this morning instead of going to the gym.  The strength I can do by myself at a later time.

Lesson learned albeit I’m sure I’ll do it again!