1. Routine. You just have to know that Tuesday is a cardio day,
I used to read a fitness column called “The Hard Gainer.” It was geared towards body builders (hence the focus on gaining weight), but it mainly talked about the challenges in achieving your fitness goals when you don’t have optimum genetics, an ideal work schedule, or you’re dealing with an injury.
Sometimes the best thing is to skip a workout because your body needs sleep more. Or you’re dealing with an injury and yesterday’s “light workout” put you two steps back. I think a “fluid consistency” is what I try to do since I’ve caused re-injury in the past when I’ve become “too motivated”: either by increasing the intensity of my workouts too much or “working through the pain” to stick to a scheduled workout—like seriously making things worse.
I would like to get into a workable routine, but I don’t see that realistically happening for at least the next few weeks. Short-term, I want to walk for however long I can manage in the evenings; and, hopefully, start incorporating reverse lunges in the next couple weeks.