As you may know, my resolution this year is to take 1 rest day a week- that's 52 rest days this year!!
As you may also know, those 52 days are not going to be very enjoyable for me. You might not want to talk to me on a rest day. (Most of my rest days will be a Tuesday, so maybe just avoid me on Tuesdays!?)
I will from time to time give you an update on how this whole "rest day" thing is going. I am sure there are a lot of people like me that hate rest days and do not take them… even though they know they are beneficial. So my hope is to prove that if I can take 52 days of rest this year, anyone can!!!!!!!
My plan this week was to take a rest day on Tuesday. My Tuesdays are super busy. Normally I go hard from 5:15am-6:00pm. I have work, then four piano lessons after school. Using it as a rest day would mean my day would start at 7:00am instead of 5:15am. That’s good, right!?
So this Tuesday, I took my rest day. Mentally, the hardest part was the night before- anticipating what was to come. I got a little blue, not gonna lie. The phrase, "What's the point of even getting up tomorrow?" went through my brain a couple of times. Dramatic, I know.
Since school was closed to extremely cold temperatures (-22 windchill), I ended up sleeping until 10:16am. Wow- rest day to the extreme! Once I was up and drinking my coffee, I wasn't too bummed about the day of rest. Maybe it's because I didn't have to go to work and could just lounge around my house until piano lessons... Who knows? But for this rest day, the actual day was not so bad, it was the hours leading up to the day.
One of the first things I did Tuesday morning was pack my gym bag for the next day. It made me really excited for my work out on Wednesday morning, which would be intervals on the arc trainer. Who gets excited for that? These rest days are magical, I tell you.
So there you have it! On this first rest day I simply learned that the anticipation of the actual day is worse than the day itself. I’ll update you in a few more weeks about how these rest days are going! Remember, if I can do it, you can do it!
Do you take rest days? Are they scheduled or do they happen organically?
I need to schedule them or they don’t happen.
What's your favorite thing to do, other than work out?
Ummmm…. I don’t have many other hobbies. Maybe I should get some. Suggestions!!!???