Forgive me father; it’s been almost a week since my last training session!
It’s been a long time since I’ve taken such a long rest break. Not active rest, actual rest.
Personally, I find it more challenging not to train than to train. I enjoy my training, the challenge, pushing myself, and achieving my goals. Fitness is a point of focus which helps the rest of my day to day life. It’s fun.
Generally speaking, one should take consistent rest breaks to let the body recover. However, if you’re like me, you find it hard to take such a long break. One or two days, is the maximum I usually take. This time, my body had other ideas.
My body has been hinting to me recently that it’s time for an ‘extended break’ from training. I’ve realized it was coming for a short while now, but couldn’t get myself to do it.
I know I’m not the best example of this. However, it’s really important to listen to your body. We only get one body, so it’s vital to listen to it.
The trouble is that it’s actually been a challenging week for me in my general life, and it’s been even more challenging not having training as an escape and for peace of mind. However, if one of the many lessons I’ve learned from training is discipline.
Discipline is a huge part of training. How you train, how you eat, how often you train, the exercises you do etc. all involve strong discipline to achieve. This week has been a major test of my discipline. I wanted to go back to training almost straight away. Had I not been consciously training my discipline, I probably wouldn’t have managed this week properly. But my body needs it, so it meant putting my discipline to the test. This is why I train!
I’ll be back to training Sunday again, once my week is over. Oh…. and I can’t wait for the DOMS!!!