How my Week Off Influenced my Progress

This week I’m back on track, after a week or so off.  I managed to get two short workouts in while my sick baby was sleeping, but not super great ones.  A few things I noticed after my week off:

  •  My stamina was not as strong.  On Monday I went to my usual TCX class.   I didn’t expect to see a difference in my cardiovascular abilities, but I seriously lost steam by 45 minutes in.  The last 15 minutes were SO brutal!  I wanted to take a nap right there on my step bench.
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    Setting up for TCX on Monday
  • My Assisted Chin Up abilities got better!  I don’t know why, or how, but somehow      the break helped me take off another 5 lbs. of help!  Now I need 30 lbs, rather than 35.
  • I lost a couple pounds.  Not sure how.  Unless I quickly lost muscle, which in that case is not good.  But, it could also be why I was more successful on the assisted chin up.

Overall, a week off is not the worst thing to happen.  I used to believe that a week off would ruin my progress altogether, so I might as well just quit.  My quitter tendencies would say it wasn’t worth it.  But actually, it wasn’t so bad.

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My toddler working on his balance at the gym! American Ninja Warrior in training!

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