Pay attention to how your body works
I know I’ve been missing from this platform for a long time but here I am again.
I am really busy with studying ,mainly ,and some summer traveling . I’m trying to pave my way into MBA ,so now I study hard to get ready for the GMAT test.
Anyway, coming back to the fitness journey part, I’m struggling with a back injury on my upper back left side, I pulled something and it hasn’t gone away in about two weeks. This made me take a break from lifting weights , which I really dislike so I’m doing yoga, walking, some cardio and some light weights workouts. I did an upper body routine with only 5 lbs the other day and got me more stiffness.
Ugh, it’s heavily annoying!
Putting aside my “sad story” I wanted to talk to you, the one who struggles .
I’ve been working out on and off for the last two years and I’m still not where I wanted to be.
The thing is , I realized that my body doesn’t do well with strenuous effort or intense exercising. It somehow weakens my immune system. I’ve never been sick so many times or for such long periods of times ever before . Due to sicknesses and some upper back injuries I had to take lots of brakes which was rather demotivating.
I love intense workouts because they make feel like I’m getting better and stronger but the way my body works doesn’t correspond with how I want it to work so I had to slow down a bit.
I’m not saying all of the above as an excuse or to give you an excuse.
Many things work in different ways .
For example , if you have some fat that you need to get rid of it’s going to take lots of work to reveal muscle while if your body structure is thinner you have to do minimal work to reveal muscle. Keep the body structure in mind and what your body can or cannot handle.
Another example is that some of us do better with intense strenuous exercise and some of us with moderate intensity exercise.
It’s very important to pay attention to your body signals especially if you want results!