I learned something very important today – some days are just going to suck at the gym.
I was really looking forward to today’s workout because I had off from work. I am working Saturday so they gave me today off. I was looking forward to being refreshed and ready to go at the gym.
I even found this quote on my phone when I woke up this morning – I was really feeling a great day ahead.
I ran a slow 2 miles in the early afternoon before heading to the gym. I felt fine and didn’t really think anything of it.
The moment I started driving to the gym something in my body just felt off. I felt tired, weak, and there my body just didn’t feel like it was working.
I started with a 10 minute warm up on the elliptical because I felt like my legs would collapse if I got back on a treadmill.
After that was done I started on upper body weights. I had a total of 6 exercises to do and I only got through 4 of them. I knew that if I kept going my form would weaken and I would end up doing more harm than good.
I finished off the workout with a little over a mile work with my husband. Thankfully he showed up just in time to finish it out with me.
I thought a lot about what possibly could have been my problem today. I think one of the main things is I am not getting enough carbs. I have done a great job of cleaning up my diet this week, but I was missing carbs. I ate very few and my body was running out of energy to get through my workouts.
I am beginning to add some good carbs back into my diet to help my body. If there is one thing I have learned it is that this process is constantly evolving and each day I learn something new about the way my body functions. Even though today was a tough workout, I know I learned something valuable and I am looking forward to fixing the problem.
Some examples of carbs I will be focusing on adding into my diet are:
1. Brown Rice
There are many other “good” carbs out there, but I need to focus on eating what will help my body and my workouts. There is always adaptation needed and I think that is always important to remember.