Time for the weekly workout roundup.
I’m very glad that I’m getting back in the habit of keeping track of my workouts (I stopped loggin’ 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 night’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, “I 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!” 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 gym… 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 – I’m never sure if I did something yesterday or two days ago. My body was tellin’ 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 wasn’t sure what to do with them so I just stuck ‘em in the fridge. I ended up mashing the insides to make a Shepard’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 it’s still sometimes hard for me to tell! I usually play it safe, though – pushing yourself when you’re just not feeling it rarely has positive outcomes.