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A day of rest.

Friday, March 15, 2013

I hate rest days. I feel lazy and like I'm not doing anything. And this little fact, ladies and gentleman is why I always fail.

I push myself 100 miles an hour and then I give up and fail because I don't want to admit that resting once in a while is what my body needs.

So today when I woke up, fully aware I should rest, I was grateful that my body over powered my mind. My muscles ached and my tendinitis was acting up horribly. I knew that today was a day to rest.

So tomorrow I am going to get up, freshly rested and ready to get back on the horse. I am not going to let a day of much needed rest slow me down. I am going to push through the pain but make sure I rest when it's needed. I know the difference between useful pain and "something not right" pain and I need to remind myself of which is which every day. The useful pain is what your body needs to burn fat and build muscle and the pain will eventually fade but that somethings not right kind of pain needs to be assessed and handled.

So since today is a rest day here is what I am going to do. A small amount of upper body toning, stretches for my Achilles tendons, a hot soak for my Achilles tendons and paint my nails.

Most often, I get so caught up in training that I forget that pampering myself is just as important as working out. I need to reward myself for the hard work I've put in. So today I am going to pull out the new nail polish my husband got me and paint my toe nails and enjoy the day that God has blessed me with.

Also, on an entirely different note, It's in the 70's here and I am in heaven with the door open and music blaring.

Question of the day: Whats the weather like where you are and how does it affect your mood and desire to keep within your goals?
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