Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What a difference a day makes

I had a great weekend with the family. I ate well, drank well, slept not so well...and not so long. I also was on the road a lot. No big deal right? Just a traveling weekend. Yesterday I did the .com heavy singles clean and jerks. TERRIBLE. I did an adequate warm up, and set my bar up. First lift was 95 pounds...should have been easy...it felt like I was lifting the world. Next lift, 115. BONK. dropped it. I tried three more times....nope. I felt awful, looked slow, no energy. Could it have been the earlier morning workout of 6 rounds of running and burpees? Who knows. I just knew this was not happening. I put the bar away and went home, not feeling defeated. I just knew my body was trying to tell me something.

Today I ran 4 miles with the dog, and then later on tried the clean and jerks again. I felt 100 percent better.....back to my usual self. Ended the workout at 130lbs. Still have not hit the 135lb goal....but I am getting there. I felt strong, high energy..smiling and loving the workout.

What a difference a day makes.

I firmly believe in listening to your body. It will send you messages in the form of headaches, backaches, yawning, sluggishness, and oversleeping. These things do not just "happen." These are signals. I should have NEVER even started that workout. But, I was not listening. I was stubborn and planned on pushing through it.

Last night I had a great meal, great sleep, and fixed what my body was telling me to fix. Your body is smart, as long as you listen you will perform at your highest level.

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