Note to symptoms: Okay…maybe you will win. Day 24 of the shred might have to wait. I have come so close to completing 30 days in a row (as you’re supposed to according to Jillian.) I decided a couple of weeks ago that I wouldn’t workout more than 6 days consecutively. That’s how I usually do it, and it has worked brilliantly so far. But I went into the shred with a goal of doing it everyday, and now I feel like I’m about to fail.
If someone told me that they felt like a failure for those reasons, I’d give that person a hug. I’d say “hey, you’ve exercised 23 days in a row, and that’s an accomplishment. But your body needs rest just like everyone else’s. Your muscles need a chance to heal. And when you’re sick, you have to take it easy if you expect to get better. You need to look at the big picture.”
Okay, so that’s what I’d say to someone else. And today I’m saying it to myself. I’ve been on the sofa all day – except when I was in the big chair and ottoman. And my adorable cocker spaniel (who is in desperate need of a proper haircut) has been laying with me, well on me, all day.
It’s hard to take it easy when you’re so motivated to get to a goal. But it will be harder knowing I could be better already if I had just taken it easy. So laziness and rest will win today.
On a side note, one thing that is completely awesome is that at one point, I would have been looking for any excuse not to exercise whereas now I’m totally committed to working out. And I know that I’ll be able to ease right back into my routine. That is a big accomplishment that is part of the big picture.