Lack of sleep + restricted carbs and sugar + challenging workouts + cardio + posing sessions = one rest deprived LaQuesha. Most times I am knocked out by 9 pm…my body is literally shutting down. And while I am super excited to see the changes that my body is going through; and having all the people at the gym, in my family, and on facebook support me; and just the general excitement of a new possibility, that still does not shield me from the ups and downs of this process.
Sundays are usually my rest days. But I had a posing session at the gym early and had the “bright” idea to get Monday’s workout out of the way. (Monday’s workout is killer and 2-hours!) So ever since Sunday my body has been freaking out of wack. My workout on Monday, (which was really Tuesday’s workout), was very challenging to get through. Then I only finished 15 minutes of my scheduled 30 minute cardio session. I was almost about to start crying on the stairclimber, I was so tired. Then Monday night I had my last meal 3 hours later than I should’ve due to a meeting, so I completely overate. I was “stomach cramping” hungry and could not get enough food and quick enou. THEN…add a 4:30 am alarm this morning and it was a perfect storm for a crash and burn. Man, I was walking on the treadmill this morning doing my 30 minutes (plus the 15 from yesterday) and I was like, “why am I doing this again?” I was extra emotional, wanted to cry again for some reason, and my body was just sounding its emergency alarm.
I made the executive decision today NOT to weight train. Just making that decision eased my emotions a little bit. Then once I ate, I was a little bit more relaxed. And now that I have sat around not doing a whole lot, I feel waaayyyy better. I guess this mental thing is just as important as my workouts. I have to make smart decisions about food, timings of my workouts, and REST! I have come way too far to stop this journey now. I just have to sit down sometimes and let my body recuperate.