How can it be that one day……………..

How can it be that my Saturday’s yoga practice took all that I had to complete and Sunday felt like I could go another 2 hours? I have similar experiences in the weight room as well. There are days that I can barely get through my workout and other days that there is not enough weight in the gym . I am constantly challenging myself and on days that I struggle I tell myself, give it 10 minutes. I know that if I can get through the early part I can complete my session. The key for me is to not give it up and enjoy the reward of a successful workout. So my question today is, do you face these same challenges and how do you overcome them?

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15 thoughts on “How can it be that one day……………..

  1. Yes! I think everyone does. I think it depends on so many factors, sleep, diet and just our overall experiences on any particular day. On days that I’m not feeling it I try to honor that and not push to hard and vice versa if I have energy I’ll do extra. I think the key is creating that mind/body awareness and learning when to reach higher and when it’s okay to simply be still. :mrgreen: good post!

  2. It happens to me too. It’s like you can feel every second that is ticking by. Those days aren’t my favorite. I just push through cause ultimately once I leave I feel great!

  3. It happens to me as well. I don’t practise yoga, but I run. Some runs feel hard, even though I’m going really slowly (according to my watch) and sometimes it is the other way around.
    I keep a diary of my workouts and I find it always difficult to rate a workout that has not gone well: I haven’t done very much and therefore it should be categorized as “easy”, but I suffered, and therefore it should be labelled “hard”. What do you think?

  4. I often feel like this! Yesterday I plowed through 700 calories with ease when just the day before I felt like I was going to die half way in. Usually on those day, I envision what my legs look like now and that motivates me to give it my all. More recently, I’ve enlisted the aid of a preworkout drink.

  5. I was just thinking about this the other day! Seems so strange to me. I go a little further and harder on the days I can and push myself but not crazy hard on the days when I am struggling.

  6. This was demonstrated to me most clearly when I started stair climbing. After three flights up, my quads were burning and I felt I could go no further. I would then exit the stairs and walk around the hall (about 25 yards). My heart rate would fall and I could resume climbing. After I got used to stair climbing, I found I didn’t have to stop after the three flights. Simply continue and the pain would evaporate. I can’t explain this. I don’t know if it is mental or physical. I just know that it works. This is not to say that there aren’t daily broad fluctuations in energy and stamina as you relate. Sometimes while biking I have a lot of leg pain early and think about quitting. If I ride through it though, I often end up with a a good ride. Nice post!

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