Went for my first run today, the first workout after christmas. Shouldn’t have talked about illness so much before christmas, as i had a 24 hour bug like the rest of the family. Everything felt rough, trust me!
Anyway, back to normal now and like the way this workout made me feel myself again, no struggle either and was in the dark at 7am, and can’t beat the fresh air that time of the morning, even if it seemed that everyone else was in bed!
The first workout back is always a struggle too because you really wonder whether should you be doing it. Should you have another day off? Should you have another lie in? Should you just laze around another day or another week because its christmas?
Whatever your decision, i just know it takes longer to get back into shape the longer you leave it simple as that. I know it’s more painful too, and my chest hurts if i left it another week, yes its that bad!! So while the temptation is there with all of us to give it just one more week until the new year, our bodies like routine and the sooner we get back to feeling good, the better in my book! It doesn’t have to be flat out and killing yourself, it could be a longer walk, a lighter weights session, a gentle bike ride, there’s no better feeling than getting your heart pumping again, and simply “feeling yourself” again.