Recuperation

Two Weeks Gone

It has now been two weeks since I started this blog.
Flown by.

I have to admit though, that I am tired.
Training, if that is in any small way what I am doing, can really take its toll on the body. And, in my case, because I am certainly not used to it; all these stretches, walks and cycles can have a rather exhausting accumulative affect.

Which brings me to the moments of rest and relaxation.

In all all the vlogs and blogs that I've read and seen regarding exercise - most of them concerning weights and HIIT - you are already told to factor in a rest day, or three.
Purely because I am not doing those things, I disregarded that advice. Beware!

Although I am not doing those particular workouts, I am still putting stresses and strains on my body; and as such I do actually need to rest and let the body repair.

I actually, although inadvertently, did so last Saturday; and felt an awful lot better having done so. Whereby the Sunday after was my most productive (kcal burning-wise) of the whole week. So, I'm doing it again today - resting and recuperating.

At present, with my not overly taxing workload (fitness-wise), I don't believe that I need more than one day of rest, from the grindstone, per week. But, as things progress, I may well need more; but that's a bridge to cross in the weeks and months to come.

The moral - or message to myself - don't rush, don't over extend, it'll come; it's a marathon, not a sprint.