Every. Blissful. Day.
Friday, September 14, 2018
I'm so proud to be discovering what works for me. :)
Today I realized that in order for me to be successful, I have to do what I want, when I want it. Its like a DUH-type truth for me because I've internally known that for some time but I just now got the 'Ah Ha' moment!
Specifically, I love working out at the gym, once I'm in the groove I'm superlatively happy BUT I am not happy when I take the (well meaning) advice of others. Recently I started hitting the gym hard, and BOY have I been sore! Once day I was on the elliptical and my knee popped nearly each time that I pushed forward, I readjusted but knew that I would need to give that machine a rest until my knee felt less loose. In speaking with my mom, I disclosed this in passing with her cosigning that I need to give my knee a rest BUT also just rest my body period--big mistake! Now I'm 3 days of not hitting the gym and feel icky. My mind wanted to go yesterday but my body was unwilling. I bought a new workout outfit for function and motivation and I'm looking forward to getting back at it again.
Moral of the story: know yourself, trust yourself. A break from a particular workout, for me, does not warrant a total break from working out. I love the daily stimulation of moving my body and rest days are for when I'm exhausted and those are few and far between-- that makes me happy!