Thank you all for the great feed back on the first part of the series Cusefit2013. I’m really excited to be sharing these classes with you and hope it will encourage each of you to get out and try a new class in 2013! Be daring, be bold!
I have a love / hate relationship with rest days. While I love letting my body have a break and recover. It seems it’s not only my muscles that are doing the rest. I’m a hot frazzled mess on rest days. With no structure and no get up and go. My brain thinks that rest days are code for eat like crap and veg out and I need to get out of this rut.
This is my life:
Yesterday was a perfect example of the madness that moves in when working out is off. I get up and watch some TV, get my son ready for school, complete some work from my to-do list and then nothing. I have no plans and no energy to do anything. My dishes aren’t done, my laundry is sitting waiting to be folded and yet I have no idea what I did with my time yesterday. Not to say that I did nothing. I did work for some clients and started getting together my tax stuff for 2012 (Ugh! by the way). But nothing was completed with command and accomplishment like on active days.
Working out gives my day structure and purpose. It’s hard to power through a tough workout without being present and focused. And that energy seems to follow me for the rest of the day. Normally I have a better day plan on the days that include workouts. That’s why I try to only have one-off day a week. Without the planning and focus that goes in to working out my days would always be chaotic and out of control.
Knowing yesterday was an off day for me, I made sure to find a workout today that was going to PUMP ME UP. I found this oldie but goodie and knew the music would keep me pumped. Sure it’s from the fall but I needed some feet moving music.
After powering through the 5k. I hit some arm weights and 30 weighted squats. I’m calling it a successful workout day. Now I need to get back to that to-do list from yesterday, thank you workout endorphins for helping me feel like an accomplished person. I salute you 😉
Question of the Day: Do you find you are less active overall on rest days? Or am I alone in this struggle? If yes how do you bust out of the rut?