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Today - rest day?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Yesterday was a kick butt kind of day. I ran a training day. I worked from 8:30am until almost 9pm. It was a great day - I got to play with my kids all day long.

I got a little too much sun while out at the park in the afternoon with some of my kids. I noticed that when I stopped for a half hour before getting my next family for an outing.

When I finally got home, I checked my bodymedia. I was on track to burn 3631calories for the day. Yep. You are reading that right. My calorie burn was nice and high. At the time I had only eaten about 1600 calories. I wasn't hungry, but I was thinking about eating more to help close the gap.

Suddenly a wave of nausea passed over me. It was strong. I went and put more cream on my mild sunburns and rested. The nausea passed, but I still felt awful. I asked hubby to make me some gluten free perogies. Easy enough to make. Full of carbs. And I was kind of craving some. He thought I was kidding until I told him what had happened. He make me some right away.

It helped me feel better right away. I slept well - almost 7 hours, and woke up feeling good.

I haven't gone running yet today. I didn't want to push it by setting an early alarm and getting out there in case it was more than a passing wave of nausea.

I've been up for 90minutes. I've had breakfast. I'm feeling good. Really good.

The scale's been good to me. Even with the perogies last night, I've lost 5lbs in 13 days. Usually when I have a high carbs supper - perogies, pizza, pasta (all gluten free of course) - I almost gain weight the next day so I tend to stay away from them.

Anyhow, I'm feeling good. Strong. Part of me wants to give it my all today too. I have some momentum going now. I hate to admit it, but I'm worried about loosing it.

I have a lot to think about. Do I push through today and see how it goes? I can always stop if it doesn't go well. Or do I make today my rest day? I do have to take one every week, or my body starts to burn out.

Hmm. I took Sunday off - due to resting an injury. Do I take my next day off so soon? Or do I try to push it through to the weekend?

If I get out there and try:
Whether I can or not I'll know I did my best today to reach my goals.
I won't be fighting against myself to get out there and do it.
I will not second guess my calorie burn for the day.

If I make today my rest day:
I will be second guessing myself all day long.
It will possibly continue into tomorrow morning when I go running.
I know I'll have issues with my low calorie burn
I will be letting my body rest to heal this mild burn.
I will have to fight my desire to get out and go all day long.

Resting today just doesn't feel "right". I'm not sure if you understand what I mean, but I'll bet some of you do.

Gotta go. Time to get my shoes on and run. It'll still be killer hot before I get home if I get out there right now.
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    Good work on your determination and motivation. It sounds like you might be putting yourself under a lot of stress and that's not good. Remember to take some quiet time to just reflect, feel, or daydream. It will help charge up those batteries. Don't worry about losing your motivation, that is what we re here for. Again, you are doing great! emoticon
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    Hope your run went okay!

    Rest days are important and as long as your sticking to your planned ones you shouldn't worry about it so much.

    You are doing incredible! Honestly I only run every other day right now not to aggravate my injury, and it's working for me. I walk every day still, but only do the running on opposite days.

    1780 days ago
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