Sunday, November 18, 2012
I have a very hard time taking rest days. Unless I am travelling and hanging out with lazy friends, I find it just about impossible to take a day off from exercise. I am antsy. I get bored. There isn’t anything else to do for fun where I live. I am addicted to exercise…give me endorphins!
The other thing is that I have become very good at plowing through excuses. I just don’t let obstacles or challenges keep me from exercising any more…which makes it hard for me to justify taking a whole day off from exercise when I don’t absolutely HAVE to. I also think about all the time when I was too sick to exercise or recovering from surgeries and not allowed to exercise…and I feel wasteful if I don’t take advantage of the fact that I am healthy enough to be active now.
So today, I am working all day. It is raining buckets outside and there is a 45 MPH wind. It will be dark by the time I am finished with work. There is a 400 pound male bear menacing my neighborhood. My gym is closed. JUST REST FOR GOODNESS SAKE.
Some other reasons why I should take a rest day today:
-My legs hurt.
-The bottoms of my feet have been aching since I tried Zumba Sentao on Tuesday.
-I only have 8 toenails at the moment. It’s a long story involving way too much Latin dancing.
-I re-injured my broken rib several weeks ago doing belly dancing and now my right side is painful again.
-My shoulders are stiff from lifting weights and swimming.
I should rest.
Or maybe I will run C25K intervals on my treadmill. :)