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2nd day of rest......worried that I am breaking my new habits

Friday, January 08, 2010

Ok...yesterday was my rest day....but today I am just exhausted. I planned to workout today, but I had to go into work at 6am instead of 9am...and now I am completely thrown off for the day. I feel guilty about not working out today...and a little worried that I am about to "fall off the wagon" and back into my old patterns.

I am trying to do all of this during a pretty stressful time. My division at work is about to close and I am about to be laid off in March. Others are getting laid off earlier...so there are lots of happy hours, lunches and stress. Exercise has been a healthy way for me to manage this stress. There are moments when I am wanting to go the unhealthy way of Ben & Jerry's and a big bowl of pasta. But I know that I have too much riding on this. (health, reunion, ect)

So I have to accept that my body and mind need rest, not beat myself up and just get back on track tomorrow.

Wish me luck!
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  • THICK2THIN2484
    DON'T FEEL GUILTY!!!!!! But don't do anything that you're going to regret too much either! Boot camp may be a bit much, maybe size down your goals......Keep me posted but make sure to keep in touch every other day or so to stay connected!

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    3568 days ago
  • BOLTERR
    Taking a day or two off to rest will not hurt. Its hard to tell yourself that i know. When i first started this journey i walked everyday.. i even walked with kidney stones. I was so convinced i would go back to my old habits of stopping. My body finally forced me to take a break and after i did i realized.. Hey i can do this! I actually love working out and now i take regular days off and once a month take 2 days off in a row :) Everything will be okay, you can do this.
    3570 days ago
  • MERNEITH
    Good luck, tomorrow!

    It's great that you blogged about your concerns. Accountability here can make a great motivator.

    cheers!
    3570 days ago
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