In Defense Of Lazy

Both Peekabu and I had a lazy weekend but for very different reasons.

Both Peekabu and I had a lazy weekend but for very different reasons.

Boy, this weekend I just couldn’t get it together. I don’t know if it was the weather or physical exhaustion, but most activity was out of the question. It started Friday morning. I set my alarm to 6:30 a.m. Plenty of time to feed the dogs and make breakfast before my 9:30 MOI class.

The alarm came…and went. I got up to let the dogs outside and feed them. Then I went back to bed. Feeling exhausted I skipped MOI, but told myself I’ll get up in time for my 10:45 yoga class.

Lazy Mouse Took Over
I basically vegged out for the morning and into the afternoon. My legs were sore and my abs weren’t too hot either. My trainer is really working my lower body now that my knee is on the mend. Both sitting and standing were painful.

At about 2:00 p.m. guilt gripped me. I grabbed my iPod, switched on Map My Walk+ and episode 5 of the Serial podcast and headed out the door. It was the hardest walk of my life. My legs felt like wet noodles and each step felt like I was sinking in mud. Six+ miles and 1 hour and 40 minutes (my worst time yet!) later I was back at home…and promptly took a nap. Read More


This Lazy Mouse Skips Her Weight Training To Build More Muscle

Lack of sleep and no muscle workout makes me a lazy mouse today!

Lack of sleep and no muscle workout makes me a lazy mouse today!

Thanks to less than 4 hours of sleep, I’m feeling like a lazy mouse today. How lazy? I pushed my morning muscle workout to Saturday.

Turns out it’s a good decision.

The bulk of muscle recovery happens during sleep. That’s when our bodies balance out the hormones and works to rebuild muscles. Lack of sleep just means the workout becomes much harder than needed and you increase the risk of injury.

So perhaps I’m more savvy mouse than lazy mouse…

Nah…I skipped my morning yoga class too.

Fear not. I slipped into my running gear for my next 5K training session, which starts in 15 minutes.

I plan to follow my run with 45 minutes of my Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga DVD.

I guess that makes me industrious mouse after all.

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