Good morning.... C1W3D2....I had an interesting yet terrible cardio workout this morning. During week one I used the treadmill for all of my cardio. I came close to hititng my goal of 2.5 miles but was unable to by the end of the week. Last week I used the spinner bike for my cardio so I wouldn't burn myself out on the treadmill. This morning I decided I was going to go back to the treadmill in hopes of reaching my goal by the end of the week. I don't know if I pressed myself to hard on the first six/seven minutes or what happened...I litterally burnt myself really really fast. By the end of my workout I was super struggling with what is usually a level 7 for me.
Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced mornings where it's almost like your body is on strike. I met my goal, but I didn't like the way it was achieved! How do you recommend increasing the intensity of your cardio w/o complete melt down like I had today?
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Been there. Done that. You have to build your body up. I have gotten to my cardio all fired up to beat a goal and fizzled out soon.
Keep the faith!
Faithful Renee :0)
Hi Jaycelynn, hopefully one of the champs will post some ideas for you. Did you have your last meal last night? They often recommend that the last meal be cottage cheese in order to provide energy for the morning workout - it's digested slower through the night and may provide continued energy for the morning workout. Also, are you getting all of your protein AND carbs that you need? I have found that I can do my cardio on an empty stomach, but I can't do weight training and usually will have a shake prior to weight workouts or the energy just isn't there in the morning. Another thought is that it is good to mix up your workouts like you did because it keeps your body guessing and makes it work harder so maybe it was just the change in type of exercise? I hope this helps. Good luck!
Thanks Jennifer! I did actually eat cottage cheese and an apple as my last meal....I think I just went too hard too soon, I didn't really let myself work my way up. I have a terrible habit of being a little too extreme sometimes, I take things a step beyond sometimes, and I have found that can be good, but really bad as well!....I do have a question though about that last meal....How soon before I go to bed should I eat my 6th meal?
Jaycelynn ~ You can eat that last meal right before you go to bed. Actually, if you are getting a good solid night's sleep, that is the best time. The goal is to keep your insulin levels balanced. Keep fueling your body. Great focus!
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