Friday, May 28, 2010

Rest Guilt

Hi all. It has been a crazy week. Open house night at Ryan's school, Conner's last week of preschool, Jake getting ready for Cub Scout camping, etc. Of course my children have a way busier social schedule than I do.
Here are a few of the last few day's meals, but they are really nothing new. A huge bowl of oatmeal with a copious amount of cinnamon- I really need to start buying bigger jars of cinnamon. A provolone quesadilla with egg white egg salad and brussel sprouts and broccoli.

A couple of giant salads with blue cheese.

And of course a pudding bowl with a Vitamuffin and Better N' Peanut Butter.
I have decided to take today as a rest day. I usually run on Fridays but I am so tired that I think I need a break. I am going to run on Sunday which is my usual rest day. I just wish I didn't have such a difficult time with rest days. I really know that I need to listen to my body, but I feel so guilty when I don't workout. I also know that it is not necessary to work out six days a week and that rest is just as important as exercise, but it still doesn't make me feel less guilty. I also seem to feel that I need a really hard workout every time. I can't just go for a 5mile run, I feel the need to do intervals and sprints and hills. I just don't know how to get over this "hard or nothing" mentality. I also know that it is better to have a really great workout and a rest day, than two so-so days. By Saturday my body is usually so tired that my Saturday class is a struggle to get through. So long story short, I am going to rest today and see how I feel tomorrow. I just don't know how to get over this "rest guilt". Any ideas? How many days a week do you rest?

One more thing. I would like to introduce you to our new graduate. Conner is officially graduating from preschool today. Cap and gown pictures to come!


  1. Good for you. Listen to your body!

    I take 2 rest days a week--usually Tues/Thurs. It breaks up the monotony and I know I'd rather work out on the weekends instead.

  2. "giant salads with blue cheese" ... that looked delicious!

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