If you missed my last post on the harmful effects of being underweight, please feel free to read it and share your thoughts! 🙂
This morning I walked the pups as usual and we covered a good 2.5 miles. It was a nice walk and we were out for 45 minutes (with all their pit stops!). My tan dog, Boo seems to get more hyper as the walk goes on. You’d think he’d tire out by the end..nope! He is non-stop! I really want to get them DNA tests. I’d love to know what kind of dogs they are (I rescued both!). Right now, they’re just my lil’ mutts! 🙂
After the walk, we were all happy campers. I think we all enjoy our little morning routine of walking then grubbin’!
A short while later, they looked like this:
Today’s breakfast was a standard one for me: eggs, an English muffin and fruit!
Lunch today was a vegetarian hoagie. My hoagie included:
- 1 hoagie bun
- 1 roma tomato
- 1 mushroom lovers veggie burger (Morning Star)
- About 1 tbsp garlic hummus
- About 1 tbsp salsa
On the side I had a baggie of these…
I feel a total rest day (more like days!) coming on.
You know that saying that people use to help motivate them to exercise: “if you go to the gym and tell yourself you only have to workout for 20 minutes…you’ll probably end up staying longer”?
Well, I made it past 20 minutes…to 25. And I was just not feelin’ it! The whole 25 minutes I kept thinking how much I didn’t want to be exercising and so I finally threw in the towel. Good decision.
I’ve realized over time that It’s OK to not always have perfect workouts!
In the past, I would have probably pushed myself even though my body was not up for it. Not anymore. I can take off weeks from exercise (although that is rare, sometimes it’s needed) and not feel the least bit of guilt. You will not all of a sudden gain 50lbs nor will you lose your ability to exercise.
So, repeat after me: It’s OK to not always have a great workout.
If you are lacking motivation, you may need some time to rest. It is also important to incorporate days of rest into your training plan each week.
How often do you take rest days? I typically take 2 days off from the gym per week.