Sometimes you just feel blue and then that little voice in your head starts gaining volume. You know the voice I’m talking about. It’s the one that tells you it’s fine to skip your workout, especially since you’re not feeling good. My rotten little voice then goes on to tempt me with potato chips.
She starts saying things like this…
“Since you’re not feeling very cheery, you should just take it easy today. Not only that, you should eat some chips because that’s something you like and it’ll make you feel better. Rest and chips…that’s the ticket. You’ll soon feel much better.”
She lies. I know she lies because when I give in to her, I hardly ever feel any better. Not only that I almost always end up feeling worse. When I push myself and just go do something…a little lifting or a little cardio I inevitably end my exercise session feeling significantly better.
This phenomenon isn’t just unique to me, it’s a known fact that exercise improves mood.
The upshot of it is, if you’re feeling a little out of sorts, don’t use it as an excuse to skip your workout. You’re almost always going to feel much better once you’re done.
Besides, you might as well be sad with a nice physique rather than sad AND out of shape!