I will be writing a training log for everyday, regardless of whether I train or not, to hold myself accountable and keep track of my activities.
I woke up feeling very sick and decided to take the day off of training, let my muscles grow for my next workout, and already didn’t work today. This is the hardest thing in the world for me. A long time ago, one of my brothers told me something that I wrote off then as ridiculous. He told me that for successful and dedicated people, bodybuilders for example, it is much harder to have a day in which you don’t go to the gym then it than to simply go to the gym and do your work for the day and earn that release that you crave. Today this mentality is so engraved in me, I can’t even relate to the person who saw it is unbelievable a few years back, although that person was me.
Then I got called in to work and I could have, looking back I should have, said no, but that mentality I just talked about won and I went into work and had a good day there. In all honesty, this was not a good idea, I could have probably prevented what would happen the next two days if I had more self-discipline and took today off of work as well. Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forward so now I know for next time, especially because I am recording it in this training log.
Woke up, still sick today, it is killing me to miss training. My foot is also starting to get really sore, I assume from not being used to running around all the time as a waiter. Went into work, worked the hardest I ever have, and made the most money I ever have there, but at the cost of my health as we will see the next day.
Woke up, sicker than normal and my foot is so inflamed I could barely walk to the bathroom. I consider myself very attuned to my body and can usually listen to its signs very accurately and I did this week, I just chose to ignore them. Well my body has struck back and now I am going to have a complete day off with no training or work. I have some muscle relaxers, pain killers, and a Doctor’s Note for my job. I am still suffering from having to take off both work and training in one day, but I also know it is the right thing to do to get the best long term return on my goals. I have to sacrifice my temporary comfort (which, surprisingly, is giving my all at work and MMA) for now. Just because my body is taking the day off, does not mean my mind is. I will be working on a couple of personal side projects for the day and reading my latest book, Made in America by Sam Walton (Founder of Walmart).
This rest day is a long time coming. Tomorrow, my foot will be fine. I will not be sick or at least sick enough to hinder me any longer, and I will get a killer weights workout and do awesome at my job as well.
“The people who are trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off, why should I?”