I try to fit in 3 muscular routines a week, and I usually jog daily, but there are days when I just do not feel like it! Sometimes I am tired, hungry, dehydrated, lacking motivation, or my body is just plain weak. Have you ever felt like this? If you have maybe this post can be of use to you. Following these simple steps will help you get through a workout without overexerting yourself.
#1 – Bodies Need To Rest
Sleep is so important! It is best to get 8 hours of sleep every night.
On the rare occasion that I miss an hour or two, I spend less time working out so that I do not hurt myself with exhaustion. I also know that I need to walk my dog multiple times throughout the day so I limit my jog to reserve energy for my dog (hey… a little rhyme never hurts… hehe). 😉
Naps are great too! If you have the time, fit one in once in a while! They are a treat!
#2 – Bodies Need Good Food
Eating a healthy breakfast, with fresh lemon water, is a great way to start the day. Fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the day help provide a great energy source.
#3 – Bodies Need Water
Drinking plenty of water is a great way to provide your body with energy. It is best to start your day with one glass before breakfast.
#4 – Bodies Need the Right Mindset
When I am in a great mood I can do great things! And yes you’ve guessed it, when I am in a bad mood I drag my feet during my jog, I do sloppy sit-ups, I even give up on occasion if my mood is really off-beat. So what do I do? Usually praying helps but sometimes I am stubborn and I just need time to get past my funk. To combat this poor mood when it comes I draw, write, go for a slow walk, or find something positive to read on a blog post. Luckily, something eventually snaps me out of it.
#5 – Bodies Need to be Able
I rarely push myself too far. I guess this comfort level comes from years of doing the same thing. I know my limits and I stick to them. Why do I do this? Mainly because if I go too far I am too tired the next day. In years past, I did push myself too far too often which led me to too many break days in between. Nowadays I am able to work out daily because I follow these rules that I set for myself so that I enjoy my exercise. Who wants to work out every day if they do not like it for some reason? Not me. I have learned that this is a part of my life that I want to keep so I do what I can when I can and that is all.
*** With Multiple Sclerosis I have learned a very valuable lesson! I have learned to enjoy what I do physically because not enjoying it could mean that I am harming myself. This is so important to keep in mind because pushing ourselves too far could mean that there is no going back. Keeping ourselves at a pace and/or level that we are able to achieve (without the extra pressure) is the most important lesson of all!
Over time we simply tend to forget what is good for us so I hope this helps bring it all back together. It is important to follow these basic suggestions so that your body is maintained at the correct pace. Always remember to warm up and sometimes a bigger warm-up is necessary if you are wanting to push yourself a little further.
How do you workout? Are you thinking of your body or just trying to push yourself till you cannot go anymore?
Thank you for stopping by to read this post today. I hope that you have an amazing week!