Monday, October 8, 2012

Goals and Recovery

I made the decision yesterday that this week should be an active recovery week.  My body is feeling tired, so instead of pushing harder, I'm backing off a bit.  I'm still going to exercise, but not as intensely.  The plan for the week looks something like this:

Monday- Pilates,  Saddle Bag Workout, wall sit (3 minutes), walk
Tuesday- Pilates, Sculpt a Lean Body Workout, walk
Wednesday-Pilates,  Saddle Bag Workout, wall sit (3 minutes), walk
Thursday- Pilates, Sculpt a Lean Body Workout, walk
Friday- Pilates,  Saddle Bag Workout, wall sit (3 minutes), walk
Saturday- Pilates, Sculpt a Lean Body Workout, walk
Sunday- Pilates, walk

The exercise all focuses more on walking and isometric type exercise which is great for muscle tone.  Something I've learned along the way is that rest is very important. I get stronger and faster following a week of rest.  (This is not a week of sitting on my butt,  just less intensity). 

Goals for this week-
  • Get to bed by 10 pm (This is a repeat from last week because I struggled with it)
  • Get up with the alarm @ 5:35 so I can have a bit of alone time
  • Have more patience with my children (Not a fitness goal, but something I need to concentrate on right now).
Here's to a great week!
  

2 comments:

REBYRYAN said...

Great goals! I agree with the need to "rest" sometimes. It is important to listen to your body!

Aimee Campiotti said...

You inspiring me with your weekly goals!