I have been reading a lot of blogs & posts about people saying their workouts are not up to par or they are not feeling it or they are slow or all the combos of that sentiment.
I have been struggling as well. I have taken on the demo work which while fun, does have me on my feet a lot more. Like many others, I have to fit in all the stuff I need to do at home too. This is added to “other stuff” I don’t care to write about on the blog. It all adds up to some additional stress – both physically & mentally.
I mentioned previously that I have had to change my workouts due to the demo work. I also have had these on & off days more often than usual. One day the cardio is great & the next day it sucks. I have feel good weeks of workouts & than a week of so-so workouts.
You know what? THIS IS LIFE! I think we all have to understand that mental & emotional crap can affect our workouts. It is a known fact the mind junk can head on down to the body & create havoc – not just in workouts but health as well. BE KIND TO YOURSELF!!!! It’s OK not to be ON all the time! It is human & normal!
I have written numerous times about how we all need to do what is right for us – food & exercise. We all have different lives, kids or no kids, active jobs or sedentary jobs, money stress or not – all kinds of things that lead to how we need to find what works for us & nobody else but us. 🙂
So if you are not ON one day or even for a week, ride it out – it’s OK!!! I have had so many of these ups & downs in my 30++ years at this. Luckily I have learned to ride them through. It can be tough mentally but you have to learn to NOT get down on yourself!!! “And this too shall pass”. 🙂
One caveat – if you are not feeling yourself for a longer period of time, please have a doc check-up. Maybe you are deficient in something or there is an infection you are not even aware of …. for many of us active folk, we tend to be too strong at times & not thinking it could be a larger issue. Be kind to yourself but also smart if it goes on too long. 🙂
Anyone else that is too hard on themselves when they are not up to par?