Q: I'm just too pooped to workout today. What to do when you feel that way?
A: Try this: go for a jog and just start out with a warmup. Tell yourself you are ONLY going around the block. You can start with actually doing a very slow jog or just start with walking. If you feel still so tired that you just want to come back and rest, then go home and rest. Seriously. Watch a movie, get in some reading or go to bed. Take it easy.
Do the same with weight training. Some days you want to train like you usually do but your body just isn't feeling that way. Respect what your body is telling you. Try using lighter weights (e.g. go 2.5-5 pounds lighter or even lighter still) and/or go for higher reps. You can also take a little more rest between sets or even do a different but lighter workout than you usually do. Examples:
In short, try adapting your exercise routine that day to make it a lighter work load. If that fails and your body just isn't having it, then throw in the towel and get in some needed R&R. Your body will thank-you and will be back up to par or even want to train harder next time around.
To balanced days ahead,
Fit Tips & Workouts by Cat Wilson
Go ahead, Get Fit! Your Body Deserves It...and So Do You :)
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