Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Rest and Recovery


I think I'm stuck at 244. I've been at that weight give or take a pound for over a week and I've done a hell of a lot of work in that time. That's exactly why I've decided to take today off from cardio. My legs felt great Sunday after the 5k, then yesterday morning I ran another 2.5 miles in the morning (intervals) and walked another 5 miles throughout the day at various times. I think I overdid it because now my legs ache whenever I get up and I have this general tight feeling in my muscles.

So today I'm allowing myself today to recover a bit so no cardio, but I will still of course eat clean and I'm going to be doing some weight training in the gym this afternoon.

Who knows, other times when I've let up on the workouts is actually when I saw my weight go down. The thing that gets me this time though is that I've really been having a lot of snack urges throughout the day. For the first time in a while I'd really love to go chow down on a Cheese Steak or a Pizza.

MmmMMMmm , cheesy cheesy pizza.

I'll just have a few crackers and maybe a yogurt instead :(


GeneTheK said...

Funny - I am totally jonesing for pizza too. I wonder if the time change has anything to do with these unusual cravings late at night?

Work your ass off until Thanksgiving, then you can enjoy that day with far less guilt. It's only 16 days away.

Rob Tucker said...

You already have the answer, just let your body rest up. That was one of the hardest things for me when I was really seeing results, the whole 'resting up' thing.

Too bad for me that I've gotten really good at it lately.

Jim McCoy said...

A little rest can't hurt. Just don't give into those cravings while you're resting!

kyle said...

I'd say that your body has some WELL EARNED rest coming to it anyway. 5k Sunday...2.5 miles Monday morning.... 5 more miles walking on Monday...sounds like a day off is going to be just what the doctor ordered. You just kick back, put your feet up, and enjoy those crackers and that yogurt...guilt free ;)

Melissa said...

Rest sounds like a good idea. Way to listen to your body. And stay strong, you own those cravings ;)