I’ve been to the gym 8 days in a row – too much? It really burned today, I’ve increased the weights I’m working with. I went home and joined Frank on the sofa and didn’t move – not even to make a coffee for my daily dose of Extreme Weight Loss.
Have I overdone it with the strength training? I don’t feel achy, just tired. The burning feeling is, actually, quite pleasant! I know that (according to Nerd Fitness) the sensation means the exercise is still burning calories, so I’m not complaining! However, according to livestrong.com it’s not a good idea to do strength training without at least a day’s break between sessions. So, the answer is yes, I have overdone it. Drat. I only do the cardio exercises to warm up my muscles for the weights machines! I don’t like cardio. Sweaty horrible exercises.
I might have found a solution to get me through the cycling, treadmill and bingo wing machine (aka arm cycle) – audio books. My current entertainment/distraction is reading the subtitles displayed on the many television screens while exercising and then trying to work out what’s happening in a different programme for another machine is tedious. I’m not a great music fan – I have to be in the mood. But I am a book worm. My Kindle has had to be replaced too many times to mention, I’ve burnt out the screen so often! I’ll give it a go. I might be able to solve many crimes before realising I’m a size zero.