There’s one question I struggle with on those days (like today) where I’m not feeling 100%.
If I can’t give 100% to my workout, should I still workout? I suppose today is a bit of an exception, my neck, shoulders and back are so sore and my neck is causing me so much discomfort. I can’t imagine holding the bar w/ weights on the back of my shoulders while I do squats. I can’t imagine doing any exercise that might cause the slightest strain on my neck.
On other days when I find myself debating whether or not a 50% effort workout is worth it, it’s usually due to feeling tired and a lack of energy. There are times I’ve worked out and afterwards felt guilty for not putting in 100% and then there are days when I decide to rest and I feel guilty for not working out at all. It feels like a lose-lose situation.
I even went for a massage after work today and asked the massage therapist to focus on my back, shoulders and neck. During the massage, I was hoping that the therapist would use more pressure but I wasn’t sure how to make the suggestion. It was still a nice, relaxing massage but unfortunately didn’t help in the slightest with the soreness.
Thursday I’m seeing a chiropractor and really hoping he can help me with this neck pain. I actually went out for a short run this morning and didn’t notice the pain. It was only afterwards while getting ready for work did the pain start to bother me. I was almost planning on taking the afternoon off due to the headache I was experiencing while at work.
Sorry this was a bit of a rambling post. I’m waiting for the kids to finish their night time snack so that I can help them get ready for bed and go to bed myself.
Hoping to feel better tomorrow.