Thursday, January 21, 2010
So today I had a realization.
I need alone time. And I need time where I don't feel "under the gun", so to speak.
When I schedule a recovery day I really need to remember that it can include doing nothing.
I suck at doing nothing.
I suck hard at it.
I grew up believing the only way to succeed was always be working towards the goal. I never stopped to enjoy or even reflect on the journey.
I still struggle with this.
I've often over-scheduled myself and believed I could make up time later. Yeah, well, sometimes I need those "lazier" days in order to recharge and move on tomorrow with even more commitment and determination. Sometimes I just want to lie in bed and not have to strategize/think/plan/decide anything. Sometimes I just want to be alone and read a book or watch Law & Order and not feel bad about it.
Sometimes I do this.
Usually I feel guilty.
Often I protest that I have every right to enjoy myself, yet I never do.
Today is no exception.
All day I tried to just talk myself into letting this be a "sloth" day. I'd use it as a recovery day even though I knew full-well that Saturday made more sense as a recovery day since I'd probably be traveling and in my car most of the day after coming off of a long filming.
But my body just wanted it and, reluctantly, I gave in.
I laid in bed most of the day and just tried to enjoy the fact that I was taking "me" time.
It worked...sort of. But since I felt like I'd been slacking off on some of my more intense workouts this week, it never really stuck with me, fully.
Jon and I had waited until we both had some time to watch Tuesday's episode of The Biggest Loser.
Jon returned from a meeting and I was all set to watch it with him, at 10:30PM when I realized I felt like a huge hypocrite!
Here I had spent the entire day laying around and I was about to spend ANOTHER 2 hours watching a TV show? With no exercise?
So, I busted out the exercise clothes and hopped to it watching The Biggest Loser. It's really motivating and fun to workout while THEY workout.
I got a GREAT cardio workout in and still got to enjoy one of my favorite inspirational shows. :) Win/Win!
Today's Goal: 60 oz of water = SUCCESS!
Tomorrow's Goal: Do a total body workout (weights and/or abs with cardio)
Calories Consumed: 1042
3 minutes warm up
42 minutes jog/run
(1 - 15 minute sprint!)
8 minutes cool down/stretch