Obstacles, walls, and barriers are part of life; a bigger part than most of us would choose on a daily basis.
Although, if life only consisted of coasting downhill we would stop enjoying it. We need some things to conquer to keep life interesting.
I love and hate rest days.
Six days a week I hit the obstacles hard in the gym until my muscles, mind, or both hit failure. One day a week I do nothing in the gym, sleep in if I can, read, write, go for coffee with friends, and let my body recover from the past week of pushing it to the max.
Rest day hatred.
How do you say, ‘Grouchy Figure Competitor‘?
I miss the endorphins that come from training, my OCD schedule gets thrown off, and honestly I am very depleted from a week of dieting and training.
Yes, my husband deserves a gold medal for putting up with me some days.
Rest day love.
When I take myself out of the normal routine of trying to conquer everything in my life like a Figure Competitor all-star, I suddenly see the world in a whole new light. I see cracks and holes in the obstacles and see past the impossible to the possible. Rest days remind me of what I am training for in and out of the gym and what is on the other side.
A day of coasting downhill isn’t so bad now and again. In fact, it is downright enjoyable when you lie back and let the wind mess up your hair.