Making a blah day a little better
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
So this morning I had a really hard time getting myself up and moving. I've been feeling tired and run down and I have a cold sore which usually means my body is trying to fight something off (or I've just got another tattoo )
. So there was my excuse right there, I can skip the gym so I can rest and keep from getting sick... I almost gave in, I probably would have if today wasn't the only day my local YMCA had a Pilates class, I really wish they had at least 2, but no, today was the only day. I love this class and I knew if I missed it I would be kicking myself later. So I told myself "It's OK, just go to the class, do the best you can, and you can skip the weight training you usually do after. Just go to the class." So I did. I even walked the 7 blocks to the Y because I couldn't face having to juggle all my riding gear when I got there. Somehow I did one of my best classes so far, the instructor even complemented me. Then I was feeling so good that I went to the weight room. Admittedly it was a much briefer visit then I usually make but I got some good upper body work in as well as some squats. Then I walked the 7 blocks back home
. I was really tired once I got back and I decided to take it easy for the rest of the day because, hey, my body's genuinely trying to fight something off.
However, I was so inspired by the fact that I made myself get going, that I spent the rest of my 'down day' browsing through the SparkPeople Recipes and putting together a menu/shopping list for next week. Believe me I am not one to plan meals in advance, I usually like to leave myself open to whatever I crave at the time. But today I realized that as long as I picked a few healthy appetizing meals and got the required groceries in for them, I didn't have to set a specific day, I could just pick from the list as I wanted. I think this Idea of choosing a selection of meals and not assigning a date will really help me to eat healthier without getting board of feeling like I'm trapped in an elementary school cafeteria (look it's mystery meat and soggy salad day!), especially since most of the recipes I saved will do well if I freeze the leftovers in single portions and save them for when things get really hectic again.
See you next time.