I had a goal to wake up 5 days a week this week and go to morning workouts.
On Wednesday, I was off of work so I didn't go to my 6a.m. class. Instead, I went to a spin class in the evening. I didn't feel bad about it though because I still worked out. But, last night I was up most of the night because of our horrible thunderstorms. I woke up at 4:45 a.m. again and I realized that the park was flooded and the lightening was downright scary. So, I canceled my 6 a.m. barre class. I felt bad about it all day and intended on working out this evening. However, I was too tired that I just wanted to sleep. Naturally, for me, I felt guilty for not working out and sticking to my plan.
I decided to stop feeling guilty and remind myself that I've worked out the past 5 days consistently and I'm climbing back to the top. I took a nice nap, relaxed and made a healthy home-cooked dinner for my husband and myself. And... I didn't feel bad for my day of rest!
...with that said, I will be getting my butt to spin at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Do you have a specific rest-day?