Today was supposed to be a lifting day. Things did not go as planned though. Last evening, I spent over 2 hours shoveling snow from our driveway. I put in another couple of hours this morning clearing the driveway & back deck. In all, we got about 18 inches of snow.
I got in a decent amount of weight lifting in the last 24 hours so I didn’t feel guilty taking the day “off”. I did hundreds of squats & deadlifts when you consider how much snow I moved!
Besides, my lifting schedule can be modified to allow for 4 weight lifting sessions over the next 6 days so I’m not worried about “missing” as lifting session today.
Yes, I could have completed my scheduled lifting session today but at what cost?
I was already a little sore when I woke up this morning. I was also fatigued after the shoveling session from this morning. Had I attempted to get in a 45 minute lifting session, the results most likely would have been less than stellar. I figured I would be doing myself more harm than good if I lifted weights so I followed my own advice & left the weights alone.
One thing I am thankful for is having the strength & stamina to be able to perform snow removal. At one time I would have had trouble getting the job done. Not any longer.