Mother's Day and rest (?) days
Sunday, May 08, 2011
This morning my girls and I were invited to breakfast at my brother's house after church. I was told they were serving biscuits and gravy and cinnamon rolls. I immediately offered to bring fresh fruit. I thought about eating some of my normal peanut butter toast before church so that I wouldn't be very hungry and would be able to pass on the unhealthy things. Then I thought, no I'll be ok. So.......we get there after church and my sister-in-law is just starting to make the sausage, gravy and biscuits. I was already getting hungry and now I was gonna have to wait longer and still maintain control????? "Breakfast" was not served until after 11:00 and by then my defenses were totally shot. Needless to say, I was NOT good.
I've been suffering from a cold all week and not getting more than a few hours of sleep each night. My lack of sleep caught up with me and I crashed for 6 hours this afternoon. I almost wrote off the whole day as a "rest" day but I didn't. Before it got dark I got out and took a walk that ended up being almost an hour.
I came home and had some cantaloupe for a refreshing pick me up.
I could look back on today and think I was a total failure but I'm not going to do that. My bad meal taught me a valuable lesson about planning and I feel somewhat redeemed with my walk. I've been pushing my workouts hard all week so I'm gonna call this leisurely walk my rest day. No more excuses to do nothing!!! No matter what the scale may say tomorrow morning, I will consider today a success :)