How do I balance when I'm needing to rest?
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This week I've had unexpected dental work and some medical stuff so I'm down in my daily exercising. I'm "working out" the mental balance of knowing I need to rest and take care of myself and yet feeling guilty that I'm not meeting my daily walking goals. (although I'm keeping my calories at the lower end of the suggested intake- that's not been easy either since I have so much down time). It's the first time I've had to deal with this type of interference - so I just need to do all the mental gymnastics to get it in a place of balance. Instead of thinking "I haven't met my exercise goals for 2 days, I decided that this Sunday when I usually don't work out, that I can use that day as an exercise day.
Just have to love Sparks People! Just after posting, I read an article entitled Can You Do Too Much Cardio? not only did it have great information, it also talks about not feeling guilty if you need to rest and take care of yourself. an accidental reading? I think not!