Time for the weekly workout roundup.
Iâ€™m very glad that Iâ€™m getting back in the habit of keeping track of my workouts (I stopped logginâ€™ workouts in the last few months of pregnancy) because my calendar made me realize that I really needed a break today.
I felt unusually tired all day, despite getting a really decent amount of sleep. Of course, my perception of what counts as a decent nightâ€™s sleep is seeeriously warped now that I have a baby. The other day, I told Nicole that I had slept so well the night before, and she asked for details, so I replied, â€œI was in bed by 11:30, Henry woke me up at 4:30 for an hour, and then he let me sleep until 7:30!â€ She stared at me like I was criminally insane. Hah.
Anyway, Henry was hanging out with the Husband, so I was trying to motivate myself to get to the gymâ€¦ peeling my butt off the couch seemed SO hard. I pulled up my workout log and realized that I was desperately in need of a rest day. My days and nights tend to run together right now â€“ Iâ€™m never sure if I did something yesterday or two days ago. My body was tellinâ€™ me to stay on the couch because I needed to! Sometimes you just have to listen, I guess.
Tuesday: Couch to 5K workout
Wednesday: 1.5-mile walk and 500 yard swim
Friday: Couch to 5K workout
Saturday: 1000 yard swim
Sunday: 3.0-mile walk
I baked four potatoes yesterday and wasnâ€™t sure what to do with them so I just stuck â€˜em in the fridge. I ended up mashing the insides to make a Shepardâ€™s pie(ish) meal.
The inside of the pie included lentils and stir-fried veggies. Potatoes went on top, of course.
A little secret: pancake mix with added salt and pepper plus a little water serves as an excellent faux gravy for dishes like this! Very simple, and I always have pancake mix in the pantry.
How do you tell the difference between legitimately needing a break and laziness? I confess that itâ€™s still sometimes hard for me to tell! I usually play it safe, though â€“ pushing yourself when youâ€™re just not feeling it rarely has positive outcomes.