There are many logical reasons one might skip out on a workout:
- Soreness from the previous day
- Bad weather
- Lack of sleep
- Short on time
If you’re sore from a workout but have energy and time, you should do something light like walk or some Yogadownload.
If it’s raining but you’re physically able to workout, you should mosey on to the gym in the rain.
If you’re tired but have time and sunny weather, take a nap and then go.
But my general agreement with myself is if two or more of these criteria apply, I take a rain check for the gym. I’d rather have a rest day and a great workout tomorrow than two mediocre workouts back 2 back. If you have two or more, stay home, relax and forgetaboutit.
Today I was feeling tired from sleeplessness. I was feeling sore from yoga (and my butt’s bike accident!). And it was raining. And while I did have some time to go, technically with my internship schedule, I was short on time because I had plenty of things to do to prepare for work the next day!
So hands down, today was a good day to take a nice rest.
Dinner tonight was a Matt special (I plan one crockpot dinner for him to throw together per week)
Sweet Potato Lentils
This was supposed to be a soup, but it came out more like a warm salad. Turned out perfect! Would have been nice scooped with chips too 🙂
Throw into crockpot and set to low for 6 hours:
- 3/4 pound green lentils
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 celery, chopped
- 1 small sweet tater, chopped
- .5 tsp garlic gold oil or garlic
- 2 cups Imagine Veggie broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp garam masala (or other spices)
- S&P to taste
Topped with chopped roasted almonds (wonderful addition!!!), coconut and greek yogurt. The flavors and eating style of this bowl weren’t too far removed from oatmeal!!
Served with a coconut-water-on-ice cocktail. The ONE coconut water is much thicker than the Vita-coco. I didn’t like it in my workout water bottle but it was pretty good on its own.
I sure am feeling sleeping. Thinking about going up to red in bed at 8. And hopefully I will be asleep by 9!
A new Gossip Girl calls for an early rise, and I have to catch up on sleep somewhere!