So I am back in the field as an archaeologist, digging.
I am wondering how to re-adjust my life now that my job involves heavy/hard activity.
Since September, my job has involved sitting or maybe standing to teach, very low activity. So I was putting in a lot of cardio and strength training time on my own time.
But today, wow. Digging holes through rocks and roots, carrying equipment, etc etc. On my feet all day, usually digging or shaking the screen (through which we screen the dirt). My shoulders are BURNING, my heart rate went up several times throughout the day. I sure as hell don't feel like working out after that.
Does anyone out there have any experience with this?
I don't want to NOT work out, but I am not sure how it fits into my life now. I swam for a while after work, to get a little softer activity in. But lifting weights doesn't seem in the cards.
This sudden life change is one of those times I need to be vigilant, to make sure I don't back-track. I don't want to over-eat while traveling, or over-estimate how much I burn at work.
I need to keep an eye on things. But thought I would see if anyone has any advice!