Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The only thing more difficult than going to the gym every day is stopping for a day. It's the day where the body rests, heals, and adapts to all the punishment we put it through.It allows us to adjust ourselves and most importantly it gives us a chance to assess the progress we've made.
Oh yeah, it sucks.
You know the feeling. You get in a groove. It might be a daily run, jog, or walk, It may be a morning swim or 10 mile bike ride. The pay-off is tremendous. The endorphin's go crazy. You are on top of the world.
Stop for a day? Are you nuts?
I've learned a number of valuable lesson in my time here at Spark People. The wisest one is to listen to my body. So, this morning, when I popped out of bed, my mind 3 miles ahead of myself and already planning a killer workout my body interrupted my train of thought. In it's own way it suggested that since I hadn't taken a rest day since last Wednesday, today might be a good day to do so.
I didn't want to.
I posted in a thread of one of my teams this morning that taking today as my rest day is as hard as walking by a bowl of candy and not devouring it. The last time I went down this road, I didn't listen. I didn't create any balance in my life.
Work, work, work.
Diet, diet, diet.
Injury, injury, injury
Depression, self doubt, self judgment.
So beyond a wholesome discipline, I will bypass the gym today and allow my body to adjust and heal.
I didn't say I'd like it!!!