|Work in progress|
As I mentioned in my most recent Stay Truthful Thursday post - last week sucked! I clearly did not meet any of my goals for last week. I managed to get in one whopping workout all week. That is bad for me, even without the pressure of a goal dress and my Motivation Mondays. Admittedly there were circumstances beyond my control, but *sigh* I feel like this week was basically a complete wash. BLAH! Yep its Monday...In other words, Motivation Monday is a serious MUST this week! So this week along with planning out my exercise routine I am also paying careful attention to my diet, and carving out a balance that works - genetic shortcomings and all.
By balance, I mean regaining a little bit of perspective, and reminding myself of the title of my very own little blog. Note to Self: That's "Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail", yes Krysten that means you! Remember!? You are the "Darwinian Fail". You have a heart condition. I know its been almost a decade since you were diagnosed, but that heart condition didn't go away. So if leading a healthy lifestyle is sooo important to you than it is important to listen to your body. Recognize your limitations, all while striving to be better. A more balanced approach and attitude is probably required. Got it?!
Okay, okay I got it! JEEZE!
So on that note, this week I will obviously be doing less cardio, because well...you know. But I will be increasing my strength training work, since that is great for boosting the metabolism and toning up those problem areas *ahem* (as my lovely twitter friends so kindly reminded me - THANKS GUYS!). And it is less taxing on the old ticker (its a win-win). I will also be adding in some yoga, because I need to RELAX and take a moment to be thankful for this defective body of mine. So in honour of this new found mindset, the plan for this week is as follows...
Monday - Strength Training 45 min
Tuesday - 1 hr Endurance Spin Class
Wednesday - Strength Training 45 min
Thursday - 5 km
Friday - REST
Saturday - Yoga ClassSunday - 10 km Run
While I am still striving to incorporate exercise into my daily routine most days, I think this routine is probably better suited to harmonize my desire for a healthy lifestyle, a rockin' bod, with the my genetic limitations. So this weeks mission: Find the Balance!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,