I truly enjoy writing down my goals on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis. I am thrilled by the feeling of accomplishment I feel once I accomplish a task on my goals list. Even if I am not as successful at accomplishing my set goals for the month, week, or day; having my goals written down are great reminders. Reminders of what I am doing well and reminders of areas in which I need to do a little better.
I’m honestly my biggest critic. I prefer to blame it on the stars. As a Capricorn, I am a real working bee and (unintentional) overachiever. I am ambitious, yet practical, organized, and goal oriented. You can talk my language if you are talking: money, business work, and/or achievement. As tough and stubborn as I am, I am all about celebrating my wins. And when I am done with one goal– I am always ready for the next.
For this month I found it challenging to pick out a new goal for the month. But, nonetheless no matter how big or small the goal I had to pick something.
Monthly Goal: Find Balance
With nothing else to do due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have had nothing but time to focus on me and my fitness journey. I have grown to love home workout routines and I have developed a love for daily walks. I have committed myself to walking 2-3 miles daily during the week. I also incorporate my home body workouts for at least 3 days out of the week.
However, I honestly have been struggling with finding a balance to my daily walking and home workouts. This past week I literally walked for about 8 days straight with no rest days; averaging 2-4 miles per day. On top of over extending myself with my home workouts 4-5 days per week.
It’s so easy to become addicted to working out, especially once you start noticing results. And I feel that I was becoming addicted. While, it’s great to commit to a solid schedule when working out, you must have rest days. Rest days just as important as exercise. Rest days is what helps the process of building strength, endurance, and muscle. For me, my workouts consist primarily on resistance training, which breaks down the body tissues. Rest days are crucial and are needed to allow my bones, nerves, and tissues to rebuild/ recover.
In a nutshell, no matter how much I feel like I can push through and just keep going in my routine; I still need to rest. Walking is low impact and for this month I will continue walking daily during the week. On the weekends I will not push walking, outside of my normal everyday activities. I am primarily still active on the weekends so that’s perfectly fine. During the week I will balance working out no more than 3 days a week with resistance training, allowing myself rest days in between.