I usually go for a run on a Saturday but I went yesterday, which is fortunate, because it’s windy and rainy out there at the moment!
I’m active every day – I cycle commute to work and then go for a run and do Wii stuff at the weekend. However, I think my body’s still recovering from yesterday’s effort and I’m tired, so I’ve decided that today’s going to be a lazy day. I’m going to rest and not feel guilty about it.
Having a lazy day doesn’t mean a day off calorie counting though – I’m still being careful there, but I know that every now and again you need to listen to your body and not push it too hard (for that way, injuries lie!)
As I write this I’m lying on the sofa with the laptop. I’ve just had my lunch (small bowl of soup with a little bit of bread), and I’ve got nothing planned other than messing about online, listening to some music and possibly reading more of my book (“Star Trek: Then Next Generation – The Persistence of Memory, Book 1” by David Mack, since you ask).
I do have a small exercise routine I do just before I go to bed each night though, and I’ll probably still do that (unless anything hurts, in which case I won’t):
Arm stretches using a 3kg weight (20 reps each arm – hold the weight straight above the head and then bend backwards at the elbow)
Waist twists (6 reps)
Diagnonal waist twists (6 reps)
Sun Salutation (3 reps)
Grounded V (40 secs)
Jackknife (10 reps)
Plank (30 secs)
They’re a bunch of some of the exercises I do on the Wii Fit that I’ve used to form my own little routine.
In the meantime, today’s all about relaxation 🙂
Happy Saturday! 🙂