Monday, January 11, 2010
So today was a day I did nothing. Seriously. I did nothing. I slept in pretty late. Considering shooting finished at about 5:00am this morning, I realized I needed to rest.
Jon and I had a bunch of errands to run after he went to work.
We did none of them.
As a matter of fact, he hadn't been feeling well all weekend, so he took the day off and just rested too. I don't think we left the bed for more than 30 minutes. We were both exhausted and just needed a reboot.
I had planned to get up and workout later in the day.
Yeah, that didn't happen.
I just couldn't get the energy up.
So, I guess today became a recovery day.
I'm trying to give myself some latitude. I know being up all night and changing my sleep schedule can mess me up for a while. When I worked at 4:00am at Starbucks I'd have to go to sleep at 9:00pm to be able to function the next day. Then after being cut I'd have to go home and take a nap. I was always tired.
I know I've been on a great track working out almost 6 days a week every week. I don't want to get off-track. It's so easy to just let myself "take a day". I don't want to fall back into a bad habit.
I'm learning to just trust myself and my body. I do feel better knowing I've worked out, so the rush I get from having DONE my workout will help me keep up the good habit, right? And when I do need a break because my schedule is making me exhausted, I just need to give myself that time to rest. I need to trust myself a little more.
It's hard to do that. Especially when I've "failed" myself so many times before with my workouts. I tend to come back but it's usually after a long break and the inconsistency yields little results.
But, I trust myself this time. This time I am using only me (and YOU via this blog). I'm not using any gimmicks or helpful things other than my desire to live my best life.
So, today I forgive myself and move on. Tomorrow is another day.
Today's Goal: Drink at least 60 oz of water and take my multi-vitamin = Fail/SUCCESS (I think I drank 40 - 50 oz...maybe )
Tomorrow's Goal: Back on the workout schedule - cardio and weights and use BL9* to really motivate me if I need it.
Calories Consumed: 901
Workout: NONE = recovery
*BL9 = The Biggest Loser season 9 - GREAT motivator!