I usually suck at time management unless I have specific short term goals. I wanted to throw my goals down on paper so they are a little more legit:
1. Stick to my workout routine -but listen to my body-
2. Month 2 add elliptical training
3. Month 4 add the bike
4. Be able to touch my toes before 6 months- come on yoga-
5. Month 8 run a mile
6. Run a 5K in a year
7. Document this entire journey in this blog
Those are the goals I am working towards for 2016. Those are the big milestone goals. For this first week of recovery I wanted to go slow but make it count. I feel like I have accomplished that. The first four days I had pain, it was tolerable, and I stuck to a workout routine. Yesterday I caped of my first four days of training with a power swim. Consecutively swimming for ten minutes. I also improved my one lap time to 30″
Today my body felt tight. I had to do a lot of physical stuff for work and I could feel my back knotting up. Instead of pushing through a leg day routine I decided to play it safe and do some modified yoga.
I have been able to keep my workout life balance up by doing my workouts really early or really late. The only thing I feel needs improvement is my blog life balance. I need to really commit to blogging this journey and set aside way more time to effectively and accurately post timely entries. As I move forward and things become more intense I will be working to stay on top of this important aspect.
Have you guys struggled with a workout/life balance? How have you overcome it?