My rest days are Mondays, by Tuesday i am pumped up and ready to go hit the pavement, the court or the gym. Pretty much, Tuesdays are my big workout days– I run and play a good hour of full court 3 on 3 basketball. Pretty much my lungs hurt after Tuesdays. HA
Right now it is 11am Tuesday morning and where am I?.. on my couch.
I am on my couch because I have terrible 1st day period cramps, hot and cold flashes, nausea, and back pain. I am fighting the little ounce of guilt that comes up that says, “should’ve worked out today”. I subconsciously push that thought away when another what seems like a contraction comes my way and am reminded that I am physically incapable of walking up stairs much less run or execute pick-and-roll (which i discovered at last Thursday’s pick up game, I am really good at)
I know Teen, talks about rest days all the time and this is just me backing her up!
Some days you just cant workout. I had my appointment with the track and with the court today but I had to raincheck and thats okay. I will not throw my life into a down-spiral by feeling guilty or eating my lack of work-out away.
Yes, I am on the couch, wincing about every 5 min, but my lifestyle is still my lifestyle. I still want to eat healthy because it makes my body feel better. Therefore, i can be a more effective lover or people —by being less cranky and less irritable — and be more effective with my time because i am less tired. Because it is a choice I make and one missed workout will not cause my plan to disintegrate. Tomorrow, I will just pick up where I left off, because life never goes as planned but it is up to me on how I react.
I choose to react with peace, with poise, with purposefulness instead of guilt, regret and panic.
love you all,
p.s. i dyed my hair darker; here is a picture: