I passed my “rest test.” Where I was supposed to take the week off from working out and not stress about it. I was able to do that in fact I pretty much took 2 weeks off. I am honestly a little concerned because it has been challenging for me to get back on track after taking the time off…
This is what I was afraid of! I take the time off and then I start to value what feels like extra time. What did I do? I spent it lounging around. Sometimes we need to do that to recover and regroup and it was a nice break, but I don’t enjoy how sluggish and lethargic I feel. I have also been craving food to feel better.
Last night I got to bed at least 2 hours earlier than I usually do and I was disappointed when I woke up this morning because I didn’t feel any more rested than usual. In fact I felt tired and unmotivated. It was a bit of a struggle for me to get going this morning. I felt gloomy and down. I made my ginger, honey, cayenne tea and a green smoothie for breakfast. Thankfully I had left overs prepared for today’s lunch. During 1st and 2nd period all I could think about was making it to break time so that I could pick up an iced coffee… Then I asked myself “Why” and What?” “Why do I feel like I so desperately need this coffee to function?” AND “What do I really want for my life?” I know that that what question is a big one. I think more specifically I was asking what I want health-wise for my life and will buying that iced coffee get me there?
The ice coffee is comforting and feels rewarding, but I think that it is also a crutch and a carrier of unnecessary calories. I know that I may sound like a broken record by now. I have mentioned in so many of my posts that I am trying to cut out coffee. And sometimes I succeed for awhile then I go back. The success is worth-it. I just need to learn how to stick with it. This morning I decided that I was willing to make everyday sacrifices to reach my lifestyle goal. I didn’t get the coffee and I made it through the day!
It was “National Pancake Day” So I took my sister to ihop for free pancakes and it was a nice treat for both of us. And yes, I skipped the coffee and settled for water with lemon instead :).
My sister and I took Ruby for a nice long walk and I am going to start adding that to our daily routine. It’s good for the puppy-girl to get some quality exercise and it’s good for me.
I thought that I was going to workout today, but I still feel worn-out so I am going to get to bed extra early today as well. It will probably be a good move since this coming Sunday is Daylight Savings.
All this rest. I am making an Absolute commitment to workout tomorrow on my own time. I need to get back into it and that’s all there is to it! I miss doing my “Workout and Word of the Day.” I was on a roll and I have been disappointed with myself that I took this time off. Enough with the disappointment. It’s time to stop looking back and get on track!
Tomorrow I will let you know what kind of workout I decided to do.
I think it is safe to say that I operate the best when I am busy and active. I am way more energetic, optimistic, and excited about life.
Have a good night my Dear Darling Friends!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,