So I chose to not work out yesterday or today, not so much because I had just finished the competition, but because I’m still recovering from this cold that popped up out of nowhere last week, and I’m feeling REALLY good, and the last thing I think I should do is go and completely exert myself and stress out my immune system.
Holy run on sentence. Sorry..
But yeah, I just ya know, if I work out today, even though I feel good enough, I’d be absolutely pissed if I started to feel crappy again after we both started to feel back to normal. So, one more day. I’d like to plan on heading to Crossfit tomorrow, and even then, I’ll gauge how hard I decide push myself when the time comes.
There’s a fine line between slacking off and listening to your body though. I think a lot of people use the whole ‘Oh I needed a rest day’ as an excuse to just not do anything, which pisses me off. I don’t want to be labeled as that. You have to be disciplined enough to know the difference between giving your body a break and when you’re just feeling lazy.
I’m not in the mindset of going balls to the wall lately, especially now that I’ve taken on a much more full time role in our business again; requiring me to be on my feet most of the day, lifting rolls of material, stooping over to load material, etc. A few times and it’s no big deal, but after hours of doing it, by the end of the day, I’m ready to be done. Being full time in our production again is not something I’ve done in quite awhile. It used to be just Dave and me running things, but then for years we had a full staff who took on these roles for us. It was then that he was able to pursue golf on a more serious level, and I was able to pursue Crossfit, as well.
While Crossfit is still a very important part of my life, I’m at the point where I need to develop a good balance, whether it’s going in the mornings again (hard to do when I’m blogging at 11p and still trying to catch up on the day’s work) or setting a time to go in the evenings and sticking to it basically no matter what.
I’m happy with my decisions thus far, though. Sometimes, people make comments like “Hey Stranger!” or “Oh, I see you decided to show up this week..” which is frustrating, because I don’t think they truly understand the workload involved in what Dave and I do. Our livelihoods, our business, what we’ve worked so hard to grow and build from the ground up, is at a point where we’ve decided to take on full time roles again within the company. It’s annoying when people act like I’m just choosing to slack off, instead of thinking that there may be other reasons why I can’t be around as much, like, trying to run and maintain and improve our business and production areas.
When I DO try and explain this to people, they immediately think that we’re suffering or hurting, business-wise. Also not the case. We’ve just realized that things run better and more efficiently when we’re there. And right now, we feel it’s really important that we’re there to oversee things, to train our employees in different areas, to make sure things get done to our standards.
Going to the gym at 10a isn’t something I plan on doing during the week anymore. It was nice while it happened, but it’s not realistic now. I’d honestly like to maintain a 3-4 workouts a week routine. I think that’s fair, plus any Saturday WODs.
Today was nice though. When we got home, he wanted to go play 9 holes at the course, so I changed and went out with him. Figured I’d play a few holes, as well. 🙂 Right from the warm up, I started hitting well just by adjusting my grip, and ended up playing the best I’ve ever played (which isn’t saying much, but I hit the ball really well for the most part!) It’s the most consistent I’ve ever been with any of my shots.
It was absolutely beautiful out, and I love going out on the course with him when I can. Just nice to be able to spend time together doing something that HE loves, too! 🙂
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