Even When You Don't Feel Like Working Out ... GO ANYWAY!!! You Will Be Glad You Did.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I don't know about you...but since Daylight Savings Time has ended and the days have become progressively cooler, I have not 'felt like' exercising. I have been sluggish and lethargic longing for the long, warm summer days. But I have to find the motivation to push through these moods so that I do not derail my training.
Case in point...
Tonight, I had a 7:45pm WOD (workout of the day). After a very, very long day at the office, I did not have the energy or enthusiasm to go. I seriously thought about skipping tonight's class and making it up on Friday...our scheduled make-up day. But right on the heels of that thought, I felt extremely guilty for even thinking about missing a WOD. True CFers go where others do not go...even if they don't 'feel like' going....ESPECIALLY when they don't 'feel like' going. (Yes, I drank the Kool-Aid! LOL!!!)
As you probably guessed, I went to WOD anyway. And boy am I glad I did!
Tonight, the night I wanted to ditch my workout, I PR'd my Clean & Jerk!!!. Several weeks ago during our Barbells for Boobs fundraiser, I wanted to increase my personal best weight to 55 lbs. Well 3 1/2 weeks later on a cold night that I would have preferred to stay in and vegged out, I ended up performing the C&J @ my personal best weight yet of (or PR'd @) 70 lbs!
Just think...if I had stayed home like I wanted to, it would have probably been another couple of weeks before the C&J was scheduled in the workout. I would have missed the opportunity to PR the technique at tonight's PR weight this early in my training ... which would, in turn, have slowed me down in PRing my other lifts.
But I didn't...and now I feel confident in my ability to lift heavier than I ever lifted before!
As they say....
I pick up heavy things and put heavy things down very fast!