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"Rest Days" are... the HARDEST!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Today is my weekly Rest Day. I did two hard workouts yesterday... my first Boot Camp and a 2 1/4 mile run with speed work. I burned about 600 calories. And, I was sore last night and sore this morning. Plus, we are being hit by that major cold front -we were in the 70's yesterday, but in the 30's today! It was a good day to stay inside as much as possible.

I had a hard class at the co-op where I teach. There are 4 boys that just want to play and they are so loud! It was really frustrating and brought back my years as a public school teacher which was the 'worst of times.' So, maybe that's why I struggled so much today.

We got home from co-op at about 4 pm. I had already had a banana for a snack. But, I went and grabbed a handful of peanuts. And then another handful. And then some cashews. And some walnuts. And some prunes. And some chocolate milk. And I was finally able to stop.

Then, I decided I REALLY wanted to bake a dessert. The only thing I could find was blueberry muffins, which I love! So, I started dinner - chicken & pork chops (since hubby doesn't care for pork chops) and my daughter made the muffins.

I ate HORRIBLY! I got out the chips and had about 3 handfuls. I ate pork chops, chicken, noodles, 8 ounces of chocolate milk... and 2 muffins 'for dessert.' I hope I am done eating for the night. I should be!

I find that "Rest Days" are the hardest! I feel like I deserve a break. I feel 'bad' because I'm not working out and thus don't feel very healthy. I don't get those good feelings I feel from working out.

In fact, I was going to skip Rest Day this week... but I knew I needed it. And, maybe I need a 'day off' every now and then. But, I need to get back on track. NOW! Not tomorrow morning. NOW!

Does anyone else find that their Rest Days are so hard? Or that even making yourself take a day off is hard? I'd love to hear how you handle it!
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    You said it. Idle and weather. There ya go. Go figure!
    2422 days ago
    I agree rest days are hard, but rest days are just as important as workouts. I handle it by looking up new exercises or looking at races in my area.
    2423 days ago
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