Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about doing things you don’t want to do. Sometimes you have to do them, they are the annoying cobblestones of life. But not always.
How do we know what will make us better if we just push through, and what is akin to punishment?
This morning, Daily Burn had one of my new favorite trainers, he’s fantastic, his workouts are great. But it was Tabata.
I hate Tabata.
And so I gave myself permission to do something else. It was still challenging, I still got my heart rate way up, but I didn’t hate it. I enjoyed it.
And somehow that felt like cheating.
Could I have pushed through the Tabata? I’m sure that I could have, and maybe I would have felt all the better for it.
Maybe I would have felt awful afterward instead of the energized I did feel.
Still going back and forth, as you can see. But maybe we can think about like this: it’s not taking the easy way, it’s taking a different way.
Either way, that’s it for me. Have a great Monday.