It’s extremely important to push yourself to limits to reach your goals. It’s even more important to pay attention to what your body is telling you during that process.
There is a huge difference between being “uncomfortable” and over doing it. Right now I am training harder than I’ve trained in my life, but more now than ever I can’t afford to get sick or an injury.
I went with the Stokes Team to the CAN/AM yesterday for my first look behind the scenes. My schedule was looking a bit hectic.
I started the day with a 7am kickass training sessions with Chris Stuff at Body Blocks. Showered. Met Terry and his crew at his gym by 845am and headed over to check-in for the show. The show started at 1230pm and I watched the Bikini, Figure and Fit Body until about 130pm.
Then I headed home. The plan was a 45 minute nap (I couldn’t stop yawning), followed by a 45 min workout, lunch and back to Nichols High School by 430pm for the Night Show.
What actually happened was a bit different. That nap went til 4pm. I woke up when I has planned with my alarm to head to the gym, but my body wasn’t in it. I haven’t been sleeping much and I’ve been beating myself to hell.
At that point the best thing I could do for myself was sleep. My body was telling me it needed something. I very well could have gotten up and hit Best Fitness, but rest is just as- if not more- important than making my workouts.
Unfortunately the gym was closes by time the Night Show ended, so I got some rest and kicked off Sunday morning with a competitor bootcamp at Terry’s.
7 weeks to go. Check back for my progress calendar!