The kids spent the night at their grandparents, so I got up late (6 a.m.!) to exercise. And given that I didn't need to rush through my workout today (no diapers to change! no breakfast to make!), I took my time with Chest, Shoulders & Triceps and Ab Ripper X. For the first time in weeks, I stayed with Tony's pace; I didn't zoom ahead, nor did I skip the warm-up stretches or cool-down exercises. And as a result, I was able to increase both my reps and weights pretty substantially today.
In my frantic rush to squeeze in my daily workouts before the kids got up in the morning, I'd overlooked the importance of taking a few recovery breaks. Now I know, and knowing's half the battle.