My Cardio Sesh* and A Gentle Reminder
*It’s short for ‘session’. All the cool kids are saying it.
Before we get into all that action, here is a peak at yesterdays lunch.
The veggies have been piling up in the fridge so I knew I needed to do something to use them up. I sauteed some onion and red bell peppers until they were just tender and then added 3 eggs and scrambled them. In the last few minutes of the eggs cooking I also added 1 roma tomato and a little bit of sharp cheddar cheese.
I roasted squash, carrots and broccoli in a 375 degree oven for about 40 minutes. So yum!
As I was dishing out the eggs I was shocked at how much food there was. I figured there would be no way that I could finish it all, but at one point I looked down and all the eggs were gone. Apparently I ate them all. Mindless eating anyone?
My legs are still crazy sore from Tuesday’s workout (and I am sure yesterday’s didn’t help either) and I got a little beat up at the chiropractor yesterday so my low back is achy and tight. I took all this into consideration when figuring out today’s workout.
I decided to do a 60 minute slow and steady cardio session at the gym this morning. Here is how it went:
15 minutes stationary bike
15 minutes treadmill (walking on incline)
15 minutes elliptical (no resistance but I was booking it the whole time)
15 minutes step mill (70 steps per minute)
Ok, so not all that slow but I didn’t do any sort of sprints or intervals — just a steady, manageable pace the entire time.
I often question myself and wonder if these sorts of workout are enough to maintain my goals and promote change. I worry that I am not doing enough on a day to day basis and speculate whether or not I should be doing more.
That would be my brain always second guessing itself.
I just have to gently remind myself that any workout is better than no workout and that not every day can be a “balls-to-the-walls” sweat-fest. My body needs a chance to rest and recover and that is what days like today are designed for.
Pat on the back.
You’re doing just fine.