I'm at my post-college weight, which was before all the working out. Except now I do all the working out and clean eating.
I gained 15 pounds since being back in California for a total of 35 pounds gained altogether.
Though for two years, I exercised myself to death and put myself on a starvation diet.
I'm lethargic. My workout today was lagging.
On the upside, I finally have a normal period.
Let's not talk about how much I want to lose as much as how I can make myself less insane and more happy.
The longest break I've had in 2+ years is 2-3 days. When I've relaxed, I've lost weight. For example, 5 pounds dropped easily when I came back to California last year for a week.
What does that mean? With some guidance, I got my period back (woo!) and now that I'm 5 months into recovery, I'm ready to begin the next stage: rest.
I'll continue with yoga, lots and lots of walking, and biking. Lighter, gentler activities. Gone will be the days of hardcore kickboxing or circuit training. Okay, lies. I know I'll need it once a week.
My week will look more like this... eventually.
- Outdoor activity
Many of you workout. Do you find an extended rest time beneficial? When do you realize you need to take a break? Has anyone been in my shoes?