You know those nights when you get to the gym, and your body simply says no?
Tonight was one of those nights. I had a late night doing homework, an early morning class, and then work. I didn't really want to go to the gym after my shift, but I pushed myself to anyways. During my warm up I realized how sore I am from yesterday's workout (it was a doozy), and then once I started to workout my body made it clear that tonight wasn't a good night for weights. My muscles were sore and cramping, my shoulders were clicking, my form was slipping, and my energy levels were low.
Could I have pushed through it? Probably.
Did I? Absolutely not.
My body made it clear that it needed more recovery time, so that's exactly what it's going to get.
Quick core workout and a brisk walk on an incline treadmill, and this lady called it quits.
I try to live by "discipline > motivation" but it is important to know the difference between a lack of motivation and a clear sign that your body needs to rest.
Listen to your body! It knows what it needs.