Friday, March 9, 2012
Question About Exercise?
Have you ever noticed some days you exercise better than others? Now, I am not talking about the mental side of this. I know I have days where I am totally mentally in the game and the exercise goes great or vice-versa. I am just talking about the physical side of your average day. Let me explain my exercise plan for a typical day and maybe that will help. In the morning, I lift weights and that usually goes about the same most days. Then at night, I will watch something on TV while I am on my elliptical. Usually I get on the elliptical and I get mentally tuned into the show and just go. Lately I have been going anywhere from 4 to 8 miles depending on how I feel and what I'm watching. Now, last night I was in a normal mental state - you know not super motivated, but not dreading it either. I get the TV going, I get on the elliptical and blah, nothing. I just couldn't go. I only went 2 miles. The whole time I felt tired. I can't really describe it. Usually I get sucked into the show and break this "barrier" between 3 and 4 miles. Once I get through the "barrier", I feel like I could go all night. Last night I just couldn't or wouldn't get through. I don't think it was food related. I didn't eat anything bad. I am not getting sick. The show wasn't good and maybe that broke my concentration. You know, just writing this the next morning and reliving it mentally to tell the story, now I really do blame the show. It sounds funny but I just couldn't get sucked into my zone. Maybe there is an advantage to sticking with an ipod and the same exercise music every night? I am curious do you ever have days where you are just off. What kind of "distractions" do you use for your exercise routine? Any ideas and suggestions are always beneficial not only for me, but others that read the comments.