My (Past) Week In Fitness: Rest Days

I haven’t taken a rest day in weeks, which I know is not necessarily a good thing.  I guess the reason why is most of my workouts are not really intense now that I am not running, so I haven’t felt the need to not exercise when I do have the time.  This past weekend, however, due to the fact my husband and I had a lot of work to do in the house, I finally got two rest days in, mostly because I didn’t have the time to go to the gym!  I did have an urge to workout both yesterday and Saturday, but I felt bad abandoning my husband, who spent both days lifting what seemed like a million boxes.  Fortunately, I didn’t have to lift much, but I wanted to provide him moral support!


That being said, I exercised five times this past week, which is nothing to complain about.

Monday, July 15th:  7.15 miles on the elliptical with handles (80 minutes); weightlifting for arms and shoulders (7 exercises, 3 sets each); 3.1 mile walk

Tuesday, July 16th: 60 minutes on the elliptical; 1 mile treadmill walk

Wednesday, July 17th:  70 minutes on the crosstrainer; weightlifting for chest and back (6 exercises, 3 sets each)

Thursday, July 18th:  6 mile walk on the treadmill

Friday, July 19th:  60 minutes on the elliptical with handles

Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st:  Rest

Walking isn’t always easy for me (in an exercise way!) because of the same joint pain that makes running impossible.  I do have some days though, like Thursday, when I feel really great, and I try to take advantage since I do miss the treadmill.  That walk was probably the best workout of my week.

I did skip out on weightlifting for legs this week due to my Saturday and Sunday rest days, but I would rather make sure I get my upper body workouts in as compared to legs.  All in all it wasn’t a bad week– I anticipate very little exercise next weekend too, as I have some big things in the works for the weekend which I will tell you about soon!

Have a great week– what was your best workout of the past week?

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