Positive spin on a skip day
Thursday, January 19, 2017
I can't remember the last time I skipped a whole day of working out due to illness... until yesterday.
In fact, I can't remember the last time I was really sick. I've had one of the many bugs that seem to be sidelining people lately. I've run fever and had a few upper respiratory symptoms. it's zapped my energy and made me just flat want to lie down wherever I am and SLEEP.
In spite of that, I've managed to work out every day - I'm in the middle of round 2 of Core de Force - but it hasn't been pretty or fun.
Until yesterday. My alarm clock went off as usual at 5:00 am, and I got up, as usual... but then I went back to bed for almost an hour. I just could not face the thought of exercising, even stretching. I couldn't even imagine putting on my workout clothes and shoes!
For once, I listened to my body. It was telling me to knock off the foolishness and take it easy. Just this one time, it whispered. I usually don't listen to those whispers, because in the past they've been insidious vermin that creep into my brain and prevent me from doing what needs to be done, and they find their way back in more easily every time I allow it.
But I wasn't well. I needed a rest - a real rest. I still managed to get my modest step goal in for the day, as usual. I managed to stay at work almost all day.
And I got up this morning feeling more rested, more energetic: BETTER.
Resting when we need rest can be as important as exercise.