I am a big fan of listening to your body. I think when you are too tired to exercise, you shouldn’t.
I was writing a quick blog post, right now, about that very thing. I was going to post one of my match-ups (I’m a bit behind), and I was explaining about how tired I was and how I felt I should take a rest day today.
And then… even though it’s already 8:45 at night… I just had a mini-epiphany.
Am I really THAT tired, or am I just a little tired and using it as an excuse?
I still don’t know. I do think I’m tired, but I know that if I go to bed at 9, I’ll just play on my iPad until 10:30. Or, I could put on my sneakers, strap on the heart rate monitor, exercise for an hour in my living room, take a shower, and be in bed by 10:00ish with a good thirty minutes of time to spend some time with Tina (and my iPad) before 10:30.
Maybe I am tired. Maybe I’ll be so useless when I start working out that I’ll realize I should have taken a rest day.
Or more likely, I’ll start, forget why I thought I was tired, and at 10:30 when I turn off the lights to go to sleep, I’ll be happy that I made this choice.
I can’t use being tired as an excuse. When Moon Pie gets here, I know I’ll have even less time, but because I want to be the healthiest dad I can for him or her, I have to make time.
Today, I am making the time. I am exercising. For an hour, I will better myself.