My space is finished and the floor is ready to go!
I stopped by my old work (OSF Riverplex) and was able to get another BodPod test done and see my old friends! (Thanks, Meta!) My last BodPod was in April.
Here are my results. . . Weight 159.8 (4/10 163.6), Body Fat 20.1% (21.3%)
I figured it wouldn’t have changed much since then. I do feel a bit leaner and my clothes fit looser. I’m most excited that I’ve been able to keep it off and maintain. Life is good. . . let the Thanksgiving feast begin!
Great job, Ladies! It was an awesome workout! Once again, it didn’t take long for the chatter to subside! This is what we did. . .
Val Slide Mountain Climbers 1:00/Rest :30
1/2 Overhead Press (alt. 5 on each side) 1:00/Rest :30
KB Deadlift or Swing 1:00/Rest :30
TRX Body Row 1:00/Rest :30
Kicks (alt. 30 sec. each leg) 1:00/Rest:30
4 Circuits for 28 minutes total work.
We all started with the foam roll, did our mobility and warm-up stuff, then got busy! It was a HARD, intense workout. We were finished in less than an hour.
This has been a week off for me. I haven’t taken any significant time off since our family vacation at the end of July, so this has been a welcome rest. I played tennis on Monday and Tuesday, and that has been all the activity for me for the week. . . no lifting, no kickboxing, no circuits, not even a walk. And, it has felt good!
Rest is important. . . it helps the body heal from injuries. It provides time to repair and recover from hard work. And, for me, it not only helps me physically recover, but it also helps me mentally regroup. I get burned out from working out hard all the time. And, I’ve discovered that taking time off makes me want to come back with renewed motivation. Taking a week off makes me WANT to exercise again. The oddest part about all of the time off I’ve taken over the past year is that I’ve always either maintained or lost weight. This week, my weight is down a couple of pounds . . . bonus!
One of my problems when I was heavier was that I took “rest weeks” a little too often. I’d workout faithfully for a couple of weeks, then slack off a week, work a couple, slack, etc. . . I wasn’t consistent and I had more rest than work. Now that I’m consistent with my exercise program and workout 5 times a week, taking an entire week off is actually a good thing. I don’t feel guilty. I don’t “feel fat”. And, I know that the time off is well-deserved.
How often do you take a rest week? Does it make you feel good or guilty?
My space is finished!
View from the front door to the back. . .
View from the back door looking at the front entrance. . .
From the back door looking at the kitchenette & bathroom. . .
The bathroom. . .
Looking at the front door again. . .
The kitchenette . . .
Out the back door is a nice grassy area. In nicer weather we can go out there and do fun stuff like push the sled! Now, I’ve got a huge list of miscellaneous items – garbage cans, cubby system, coat hooks, towels, rugs, etc.
Does anyone have any brilliant ideas for artwork?