“October 8, 2020 Wrists hurt! P. ups 25+10+10+5 Wall sit 2:45”.
Exercise, Life and Keeping Yourself Accountable
I want to follow up on yesterday’s blog post. Keeping a little notebook and writing down your workouts is helpful. It enforces some accountability and it is kinda interesting to look back and track your progress. Make it simple and use it.
The notebook in the photo is mine and notes today’s effort. If you can’t read my messy handwriting, it says, “October 8, 2020 Wrists hurt! P. ups 25+10+10+5 Wall sit 2:45”
This brings me to life. I have no idea why my wrists are hurting today. It was uncomfortable, but I did my push ups, although I didn’t get the 30-35 in a row I was hoping for. If it had been really ouchy, I would not have done them or may have even gone to a doctor.
Listen to your body and avoid injury. Sometimes we all get lazy, but anytime I am not feeling 100% I try to make a compromise to get the work done, even if it is not perfect. I think many of us have ignored our bodies’ complaints and paid for it.
It isn’t worth having to start back at the beginning or worse being laid up for months. This July I had some sort of sinus thing going on and did not complete my push ups or planks for the WHOLE month. When I tried to do them, it would hurt so badly and then I would have a terrible sinus headache all day. In August, I got back to my exercises, but did lose some progress on the number of push ups I could do in a row.
Life also has a way of messing up exercise schedules. I don’t do my body weight exercises on vacation, but try to fit in some sort of healthy recreation to substitute. Whatever happens in life try to get back to your exercise, even if all you can manage is a short walk or some stretches. Eventually things will get back to some sort of normal and you can get back on track.