I have to confess to something. I only exercised twice this week. There I said it! I wasn’t feeling good this week so I only exercised on Monday and Friday morning. And Monday morning I was so tired and not feeling good that exercising was more of a chore then being fun. The rest of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) I slept for as long as I could. I have to tell you that rest felt SO good. My body seriously needed that rest.
Last week I was having trouble waking up early so I could exercise. It was pretty bad. Every morning last week I was getting up later and later. Yet I was still making myself get up to exercise. I told myself I could take a nap during the day to get the rest I needed. Did I take that nap? No. instead I kept pushing myself. I knew I was really tired when I wanted to go to bed at 7 O’clock at night. But I kept pushing.
I have been getting up early to exercise Monday – Friday since September without fail. That’s five months straight! I’ve been pretty proud of myself too. I’ve been disciplined. I’ve been toning my muscles and I lost the weight I wanted to. And my stomach is starting to look the way I want it to.
So when my body finally said NO to me that was hard to listen to. I wanted to keep going. I don’t like getting up early, never have. But I’ve also been feeling really good about myself and the way I look and feel. So to give in to that rest felt like I was sort of failing. I know that isn’t true, but it did feel like that.
I know I needed to rest those three days and I actually woke up pretty good for my exercises this morning (Friday) pretty well. I felt a bit refreshed and was oh so glad I was able to exercise.
I plan on getting back to my normal exercise routine on Monday Morning and I’m looking forward to it. I’ve been doing the CIZE dance work out with Shaun T since the beginning of September and I absolutely love it. It’s giving me the body tone and figure that I have been wanting for years now.
I think I also need to remember that it’s okay for me to get that rest that my body needs every once in a while.