Hello! Well, I seriously did not think I hadn't blogged since posting about being so tired. oops.
I'm happy to say I got to bed earlier a few nights and over the weekend I was able to sleep a bit extra, so I've been feeling better this week so far. I told my husband my thoughts about needing more rest to recoup from the harder workouts and he agreed.
Thank you for the comments and hints about taking care to get rest. I took everything into consideration. :)
Now for what I wanted to share on Monday....
My Monday class is called "Total Athletic Conditioning" and it's about 50-55 minutes of high intensity interval training. Lately the instructor has been using the tabata timers for the workouts. 20 seconds of the exercise with a 10 second rest, 8 rounds.
I love it! It's intense, but for short periods of time. By the 8th round of whatever pair of exercises we're working through it's tough, but it's still only 20 seconds at a time. She covers everything from squats with a weighted bar to football runs, where you run in place "feet together...feet apart".
This past Monday we were near the end of the class, pushing through a cardio interval when she says something to the effect of, "You've got this! Come on athletes!"
That's all I needed to hear.
I'm not super competitive, but I do like encouragement. Being told I was an athlete made me smile, and it made me want to push harder.
Why, yes I am a pretty simple woman who spends a lot of time cooking, cleaning, crafting a lot lately. I'm a stay-at-home mother of three teenagers
who could outrun me any day, but I am also an athlete. Woot!
She made my day...and now I finally got a minute to share that with you. :)