Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Why is it I always feel guilty to "take off" a day of working out? My knee-pain gets to the point where I wake up after 8 hours of sleep (and no pressure on them), and they still ache
. Therefore, i take days off to allow them to rest and return to a non-aching starting point.
However, I've noticed when I do this I just feel guilty. I feel like I'm cheating myself. I feel like I'm cheating my goals. I feel like I'm cheating my future baby by not "trying as hard as I can" to get excess weight off before conceiving.
I wish I could keep going and workout pain free. My muscles aching is NEVER the problem. It is always my joints (even though I only walk on a treadmill and use the elliptical for cardio), so you would THINK I wouldn't be putting too much pressure on my knees. Alas, they always scream out in pain after 1-2-3-4 days of exercising (depending on their mood).
I just feel like it sets me back. I feel like it gives me an excuse to take the day off from exercising - and I hate it.