It’s safe to say the last two weeks or workouts have been a struggle fest. I have felt like I’ve just had less energy and am always exhausted. Somehow, I pull through teaching classes and my energy at 6 am is through the roof. Beyond that? I have barely made it with any workout.
I actually didn’t have anyone come to my morning class yesterday. It was pouring down rain, so I don’t blame anyone for sleeping in instead of coming out. I knew a few were on vacation, but I’d be lying if I said I was sad. I just wasn’t feeling it, and came home and went back to bed for a little bit until I needed to get up for work.
An awesome workout I did last Saturday. Hoping to get up and get to it today!
I spent a bit of time yesterday finding a workout I wanted to do after work. I knew I wanted something with strength, since I had taken an hour walk on Tuesday. I remembered Julie had just posted a no equipment workout that looked great.
You guys. I was always the person doing at least 3 sets of a circuit, or the max it said. I pushed myself and got through. I was barely making it through. I think I stopped 5 times and looked at Aaron and told him I was dead.
This workout was humbling. It reminded me that, no, I don’t have the exact same fitness level as before I got pregnant. But this time, I’m doing it while 1) weighing more, and 2) listening to my body. The babe is definitely moving and grooving in there, as well as continually growing, which is what I need and should be worried about. I’ll get my fitness level back, but you know what? I did get through that workout 2 times. I didn’t give up, modified a few things (lunges and squats with kicks just don’t feel great right now), and pushed to what I could do.
I’m still thankful I am working out, getting in cardio when I can, and getting sleep when I can. I won’t lie- sleep has won every morning over getting to a class (except the ones I teach) or getting up for a workout. It’s ok that sleep is winning. If that’s what my body needs right now, that’s what it’s going to get. Is it hard, though, to realize these things? Absolutely! It’s hard not to do everything I used to, but it’s for a good reason. I believe it’s normal to struggle with this a little bit, but it’s getting easier to get past it!
In some other news, I feel like I’ve been the worst blogger lately and I apologize.
- I haven’t responded to emails in a little while. I’m sorry! I’m working on it, I promise!
- Workouts haven’t been updated on my fitness page in forever.
- Pregnancy updates haven’t been added to the Pregnancy page.
- My blog posts haven’t been pinned in months. I swear I just fell off the Pinterest world.
- Comments have been read, but not responded to. It’s happening, I swear! Edited to add- I’m up to date!
- I’ve been so behind in reading blogs, much less commenting on them! I’m sorry! I do read more than I can comment, on, though.
I’m hoping that by telling you guys that, I get a move on and get some of these things done! It was definitely never my intention to fall behind with blogging, but other things have come up and I’m sure you all understand. Thank you!
Linking up with Amanda for thinking out loud!