What happens when you don’t work out for a few days?
I don’t know what happens to you, or according to science. But I do know what happens to me and what happens is I feel like complete shit.
I haven’t gone to the gym since Monday. This week I’ve done some “stretching” and one walk, but it hasn’t been enough. I’m really starting to have a hard time. A very serious hard time. Things aren’t working properly.
My entire body aches. I tried to get up off the floor earlier today and it felt like something broke in my knee. BROKE. IN MY KNEE. Like something crackled painfully. JUST FROM STANDING.
Most adults have weak lower backs, maybe from sitting at desks or just living life, I don’t really know. But my personal lower back is no longer functioning properly. I can’t even stand up straight. It has completely given up. It is done for the year.
The rest of my torso is so stiff and sore that I can’t move around properly. I just took 4 Advil. If that turns out to have deadly adverse effects, I guess I’ll see you in hell.
Out of all of these physical issues, nothing can compare to the mental malaise and exhaustion that have been brought about by 5 straight days of drinking and eating and “merry making.” I am ready to give up.
Not on life. But on “merry making.”
Of course it’s my fault that I haven’t worked out. It’s just that all the “merry making” has made me very tired and disinterested in working out and also quite honestly fully disconnected from reality.
I can’t wait for Sober January. It’s also quite possible that I’m almost at a point where I can’t wait to eat a vegetable. Even though I hate vegetables.
And I can’t wait to go back to JaneDO on Monday. And never leave again.