In Workout Week posts I will tell you everything about my last week’s workouts.
Monday was cycling day. Did my regular lap, about one hour. But after my workout I felt so nauseous, like I was going to throw up but couldn’t. Does anyone know what that’s all about? Nausea sometimes happens to me after working out… I read it could be drinking too much or too little water before, after or during workout, simply overdoing it or that a lot of blood flows to othermuscles during working out and less goes to the stomach so that causes nausea. And there were other reasons. What should I do/eat/drink after working out to not get nauseous? Besides cycling I ofcourse walked with my dog for half an hour.
Tuesday was Estonia’s national holiday and also rest day for me. Did an hour long walk with my dog.
On Wednesday we did about half an hour of aerobics and half an hour of muscle exercises with my instructor friend. She’s a great teacher! Then I had to take a 30 minute walk home. Most of you don’t know this but during summer breaks, holidays and weekends I am staying with my parents near the city of Jõhvi in northeast Estonia, I live in the countryside. (When in school, I live in the city of Tartu.) And the bus schedule at my “real” home is well… not so good. So usually I cycle to the towns near me (about 30–45 minutes total). But when I go further in distance, I have to take the bus. That’s the case with our Wednesday workout classes. So to do 1 hour class at 6 PM, I leave home at 4 PM, take one bus to the city. Then wait and take the next bus at 5.15 PM. Then work out from 6 to 7 PM. Then wait and take the next bus 10 minutes before 8 PM and then the next right after that. And the last bus stops about 2,5 km from my house, so walk home 30 minutes. Not so comfortable, but what can you do, right. (When the family car work – not thw case right now – I leave home after 5 PM and get back before 7 PM. Much better.)
On Thursday I had some stuff to do in the city so I cycled there and back – about 40 minutes in total. After that I had a regular walk with my dog. It started raining. Again. My legs felt weird for the who-knows-how-many days in a row. I seriously debated whether I should go for a run or not. I went, I wasn’t terribly slow but not fast also.
Friday morning started with going for a walk with my lovely dog. In the evening I went cycling for an hour. My bike which is 10+ years old is seriously starting to fall apart. The noise it makes… Let’s just say that all people just jump away when they hear me approaching because they think it’s a motorcycle or something. But the weather was so nice, I really enjoyed myself.
Saturday was rest day aka walk for an hour with your dog day.
Sunday was running day. Went on an hour run in the afternoon. To my surprise I discovered the sun still tans although it is late August. My legs still felt weird, it’s like they barely move. I can feel my muscles screaming at me.
Overall I haven’t been feeling myself. I’ve gained some weight 2 weeks in a row although I’ve followed my diet completely, my mood is down, I feel sad and bad and lack energy. Something is not right. I think I should maybe exercise less and/or eat more? But I’m scared to do that because I’m afraid my weight will go up even more. My current routine is not working (there, I said it!) but I’m scared to change it also. I could really use some help but I don’t know where to seek it from. My family is telling me to quit “my stupid diet” and not to run anymore. I feel like I’m all alone on this journey.
2 hours of running
2 hours 40 minutes of cycling
4 hours of walking
30 minutes of muscle exercises
30 minutes of aerobics
Lets hope next week brings better thoughts and feelings.