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Rest Day(s)

Monday, July 31, 2017

I couldn't decide if I wanted to call this "Cheat Day" Or "Rest Day" & I decided it was much more appropriate to call it "Rest Day". Yesterday I gave myself almost a complete rest day. I had worked at one job or the other for 13 days straight. The 50 year old body that houses my MUCH younger spirit needed to stop. I didn't just need to slow down. I needed a full stop. I had gone to bed on Saturday at a fairly reasonable 11 pm. I woke up a few times on Sunday morning for the usual bathroom breaks. But I just couldn't bring myself to get up & get going. So I let it go. I just decided to sleep until I was done sleeping. That happened about 11 am & it is what it is. I don't have to explain it or justify it or make excuses. My body needed rest & I allowed it to have some. And for the first time in a VERY long time, I wasn't tired all day.

My youngest & I went to Starbuxx for coffee. We toodled around doing small errands. We had fried chicken & I had potato salad for dinner. And the world didn't come to an end. There weren't even tremors. LOL! It was a simple, easy day. There was no trouble & no strife.

And today I am back to the regular world where I count my steps & try to get as many as possible every day & I don't eat fried food or drink soda. I go to the gym or to Zumba. And I try to be accountable to myself & my SPARK friends. Some people have their "cheat day" once a week. I have cheat moments personally. I don't designate a certain day when I deviate from plan, but I DO DEVIATE. It happens. I am obviously NOT the perfect dieter. There are definitely moments when I step sideways & I live in the moment. Because this is long or short, beautiful, difficult life. And in MY life, sometimes I need chocolate. And sometimes I need a walk. And sometimes I need a massage. And I acknowledge & accept ALL of these things as a part of me & a part of life. What I also know is that it's when these behaviors become all encompassing or that is the ONLY thing I want/(feel like I) need to do that I have something else going on & I need to step back & analyze my behavior. But this isn't one of those times. It was just a day.

So...yesterday...I had a rest day. And it was GOOD!
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