The rest day guilt
Friday, January 25, 2019
Every day since December 27th I have worked out. Every day since December 27th I have done my strength exercises and often times I also would go for a walk or do yoga. Every day since December 27th my rings on my apple watch have been closed.
Today is the first day that I am not getting my strength workout in. Today is the first day when my rings are not going to get closed.
Today is the first day I feel guilty. Guilty that I am not getting my workout in. Guilty that on the day when my scale did not give me a pretty number I decided to skip my workout.
My alarm was supposed to go off at 4:30am this morning. I was going to get my workout in, make lunches, do dishes, and get ready for my day of subbing a 4th grade class. What happened instead was that I woke up with a migraine at midnight and had trouble sleeping after that. What happened then was that I turned my alarm off. Then at 5:30am when my new alarm went off I got out of bed, made lunches, and got ready for my day.
I did not workout this morning. I left for school with the intention that when I got home I'd workout. But let me be honest with you, my body is tired. Some days the workout is easy, but most of the time I finish and I don't feel good (well other then the fact that I continued my streak). Most of the time I feel exhausted.
I haven't been sleeping as much lately since I started subbing. Trying to fit everything into one day when I am exhausted from simply being a substitute has caused my brain to have trouble shutting down.
So today I take a rest day. I got home and the last thing I wanted to do was my workout. Today I step back from my streak and remember why it is so important for a rest day.
While I LOVE the streak. While I LOVE closing my rings. I love my body most of all and it needs a break. I need to remember why we take rest days in the first place.
Tomorrow I will get my workout in, I will probably do two in fact. But today I let myself rest.
Starting next week I will be allowing myself a rest day. From now on I will be giving myself a rest day.