To skip a workout or not to skip a workout? That is the question.
Even though my usual rest days are on Sundays, I have a workout planned for this coming Sunday. In order to compensate, I planned to not go to the gym yesterday. When that failed, I planned not to go today. I’ll spoil the ending for you: I went both days.
I think it’s funny that a lot of people put off workout days because I definitely am the opposite. I always put off rest days. Not only is my workout my favorite part of my day, but it is also, to me, the only saving grace to the fact that I sit at a desk for about nine hours every day.
On the other hand, I haven’t gotten a full night’s sleep in over a week. And, per both my common sense and my New Year’s Resolutions, I’m supposed to be paying attention to that.
I really was going to take this morning off, especially since I went to bed fairly late last night, but the truth is that I “taste-tested” just a liiiittle bit too much of the dough for the cookies I was making to feel okay about not working out today.
That’s not to say that I necessarily would have felt guilty (although, if I’m being honest, there is a little of that too), but more that I prefer the feeling of endorphins to that of a sugar hangover and working out, for me, tends to curb sugar hangovers.
Anyway, I definitely have workouts scheduled for both tomorrow and Sunday and I’m kind of unwilling to budge on either of them (one is my favorite workout of the week and the other is a social engagement). This means I will have worked out for seven days in a row. Is that okay? Especially if I promise to take a day off next week? It will probably be on Tuesday, though, bringing us to a solid 8 days of working out in a row.
(Oh, and yes, I’ll be sharing that cookie recipe with you soon. 🙂 )
Anyway, I did manage to squeeze in a healthy dinner last night while I was “sampling” the cookie dough. It was something I’ve made it before, albeit slightly differently – my Portobello Pizza.
Though I do have the original recipe on the previous post, I’ll just write what I did this time around here.
I scooped out the mushrooms (didn’t do that last time), then topped them with marinara, spoonfuls of ricotta, and lowfat mozzarella cheese, then cooked them for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
I’m actually really glad I made two, which I almost didn’t since I wasn’t sure when I’d have a chance to eat the leftovers before they went bad. Happily, Mark came home starving last night and I got to repay him the favor of having a hot meal ready for him. 🙂
The best part, hands down, was the ricotta. Yum.
Anyway, as you might have assumed, this morning’s workout involved my Friday routine of boot camp and the elliptical. Afterward, I again came home craving one breakfast and then running out of time and having to make something else.
Second time this week!
And, once again, Chobani and VitaTop saved the day.
Into the mix went:
- Raspberry 0% Chobani
- CranBran VitaTop
- tsp Bees Knees peanut butter
- 1/3 banana, sliced
- sprinkle granola
I really don’t know when I’ll ever get sick of yogurt bowls, as long as they have some kind of bread or cereal in them (or, in today’s case, both).
Then again, I thought I’d never get sick of overnight oats, either, and I’ve been kind of sick of those lately.
As for lunch, well… I really liked that Mexican Casserole that I made the other day, but I am really glad I finished it off at lunch today. I’ve had it for lunch nearly every day this week.
It’s been a little much.
I just really hate to waste food, you know what I mean?
How quickly do you get sick of leftovers? And, back to the original topic of this post, how many rest days do you take per week?