Last night...no gas left in the tank.
I just CRASHED last night. Big time.
I leave the office a bit early thinking that I'll head home to get some stuff done before Team Training at the gym, but I can hardly keep my eyes open on the drive home and my arms and legs feel like they have lead weights in them. After my totally crazy work week, the big workout I put in the night before and the fall allergies that have been plaguing me all week, I realize upon arriving at home that I just don't have anything left.
Completely running on empty.
So I call and leave a message saying that I'm not feeling well, climb into my jammies, and hit the couch.
Doze through two movies.
Then go to bed.
As a result of a night off from Fall Fitness Challenge Team Training and a decent night's sleep, I arrive this morning at "Low-n-Loaded" feeling pretty good. I still don't quite make it through every single exercise, but I definitely see signs of improvement. A move that instructor D had us do 5 weeks ago that at the time left me sucking wind after only 15 seconds...today I'm able to make it almost all the way through the interval and only have to march in place for the last 15 seconds.
It feels like a HUGE victory!
I'm getting stronger everyday. There are little signs of improvement all of the time.
Today after class I don't just head home, but because I feel rested and good, I hit the treadmill for 2.37 miles. And not just 2.37 miles of a gentle walk. Instead, I ramp up the speed to 4 mph and the incline to 2%. Doing this after a class would have been absolutely UNTHINKABLE just a few short weeks ago, but today...I decide that since I had missed Team Training last night that I should get in the cardio that I missed.
How about you? What changes are you noticing in your weight loss journey?