This is the time of year when I need to keep reminding myself that rest is ok and not just a day here and there but sometimes it’s good to just walk away. The key to doing that is not feeling guilty about it.
It’s weird…all week long I was motivated and on top of my workouts (see the IG proof because if it’s not on IG it didn’t happen right?). It was great. I felt like I had tons of motivation to carry me through a weekend full of good workouts but come Saturday the wheels fell off. Between a Saturday morning filled with kids tennis and soccer and then one kid coming down with a fever and wanting to do nothing but cuddle, Saturday was a bust. It looked a lot like this.
I was dressed and ready. Mentally, all day I looked for the opportunity to get up but as the day went on, I slowed down and found myself backing out of a workout. I was tired, I was really loving the cuddles and I just couldn’t get my the motivation up to workout. I beat myself up about it all day.
Sunday was much of the same. Lots of cuddling and the required Sunday activities (grocery store, laundry, cleaning) made the day go by REALLY quick and it almost slipped completely by without a workout but with Saturday being a bust, I knew I wouldn’t let myself live it down if I didn’t do SOMETHING. So I ended up breaking up my workout down into two parts.
The first part was the piece I could do with my kids. Lately, treadmill running has been a no-go because MiniE refuses, absolutely refuses to let me run alone. She insists on me holding her or her “running” and after twenty minutes of fighting, it never quite workouts out. So strength training I could do as a family
The weekend ended with me feeling disappointed in my motivation, performance and just all around dedication. I beat myself up for a while and then finally around 11:15 on Sunday night as I was TRYING to get to sleep, I decided to just let it go and breathe.
We are our own worst enemy and this weekend was the perfect example of that for me. There was no reason why I shouldn’t slow down. I have nothing to train for right now but I guess when something is so engrained in you, whether you want it or not, you miss it. So I’m back on the train. I am ready to restart. Monday is a new day. I’m working on my week two workout from last week.
Also, be prepared…I have GIVEAWAYS coming up in the next couple weeks!!