Morning! I am blogging early this morning! I actually forgot to set my alarm (awesome) so I didn’t wake up quite early enough to get in a workout. However this might be a good thing since I still need to pack clothes, snacks, etc. for Austin, run an errand, drop the puppy at doggy daycare/the kennel, work, babysit, and stay with family friends tonight before I fly to Austin tomorrow. I’ll throw my food pictures up and then continue this discussion…
Last night I got a sweet attack… sometimes you just gotta have some good ice cream It was good but honestly, I think I like the non-dairy stuff better now. And then of course when I woke up, I wanted the non-dairy stuff for breakfast so I put coconut milk in my oatmeal to give me the taste of the coconut milk ice cream I am addicted to.
Okay so let’s back up to the part where I didn’t get to work out this morning. I’ve already take a rest day once this week, Monday, and now again today?? Sometimes, as I have discussed before, I get exercise guilt. Other times, I feel like I truly want a day off exercising and I feel great. However tomorrow I will be flying to Austin and I know I will probably only get 1, maybe 2, quick workouts in at the hotel gym, plus all the walking we do around the city. But on days like today, I always feel restless. What is the point of a rest day when I can’t stop thinking about how I’d rather not be resting and how I’m getting fat again?
Pause. There it is. Fear that I’ll gain mucho weight from 1 week of being off my usual schedule. That is ridiculous. First of all, fat talk is bad, and secondly 1 week will not revert me back to my old ways. (You guys will help make sure that doesn’t happen!!) So I’m trying not to feel so restless today and let my body truly have a day off. I think I might be able to squeeze one in if I finish work at the office early enough, but I am trying not to count on that. If I don’t get it in, no big deal. I will eat normally and not worry about the fact that today I didn’t get on the elliptical and lift a few weights.
Thoughts on this? Does anyone else have trouble accepting a rest day for what it truly is? Interesting note: I just had a typo of “rest” as “reset”… hmmm… maybe this has something to it? I need a day to reset.