The importance of a moderate workout

I don’t know what’s up with me but the past few days I’ve felt really defeated about my workouts. Is it hormones? (Sorry boys), is it the weather changing? Is it stress? I have no idea. Yesterday I was forced to modify the intensity of the workout I’d normally do because I was so dang sore from a kettlebell workout the day before (ahhhh my thighs!) – and then today I had to keep it low impact because I felt a migraine coming on. I did a hour yoga workout with Mr. Bob Harper and ended feeling like “I should’ve done more.” I honestly have no idea why I felt like that because it’s not an easy workout! Then tonight I went out for a walk. I really would’ve liked it to be at least a walk/run – but the other evening I nearly had an asthma attack while jogging outside because of the cold air. After my walk I came home feeling bummed of course.

I have to remind myself a lot of times we tend to be our own worst critics. I am hard on myself, it’s not news to me. I often have to stop and remind myself of how far I’ve come in this fitness journey. I have to remind myself that I got here because I’ve been consistent. I have put in the hard work, dedication, sweat (and ocassionaly tears) over 2 years. I didn’t roll out of bed one day to find myself transformed. Life happens, things come up. Illnesses, sometimes we don’t feel that well – and I need to remind myself that today that I took the time to put in my workouts. End of story. Tomorrow I may do more if I’m feeling capable, or even the next day. I’m human and I can’t expect to not have ‘funky’ days. Some are good, some are bad. Do you ever have days like this?


Work hard and be consistent – and remember that sometimes those “easy” workouts are what your body needs. The image in this post is from my fitness pin board. Feel free to hop over and follow!

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2 Responses to The importance of a moderate workout

  1. Yes of course. Some workouts just don’t feel as intense. You probably didn’t get the endorphin rush you’re used to. The important thing is no matter how you think you did, you went out and did it.

  2. Courtney says:

    I fully understand where you’re coming from. I have chronic kidney disease and low blood pressure, and so some days are muh harder than others. I always feel like I’m “slacking” until my body makes me pay for it, and I remember what I deal with daily. I know I should just be happy to be working out at all, hut some days that’s hard to remember since what I’m dealing with is so misunderstood and rare.

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