Is anyone really sad to see February go? Anyone? Bueller? I say good riddance! February has some great things going for it, like National Eating Disorder Awareness month, Black History Month, and of course, Complaint-Free February, but the weather – at least here in central Illinois – is always the worst! And now that it’s March, I can complain about it 😉 Only kidding!
Here in Normal, March brought with it temps in the upper 30’s, which is still below normal, but I’ll take it!
This morning I set my alarm early enough to get in a nice upper body and elliptical session in at the casa before going to work. But when I woke up, I just wasn’t feeling it. Monday’s are usually my rest days, but with my 5k coming up this Saturday, Friday is the new Monday…at least in regards to my rest day. :-p
So instead, I brewed a nice strong pot (cylinder?) of coffee:
I started to feel the skipped workout guilt, but I nipped it in the bud with a plan. Skipped workout guilt is for the birds, but I know I’m not alone in feeling it from time to time. My sure fire way to kick it to the curb is to come up with an alternative plan, (i.e. make it up on another day, write it off, go after work instead) make a decision, and stick with it! At least in my experience, it’s when I start getting indecisive that I feel guilty. And really, in most cases, skipping one workout won’t really matter, right? Right!
Anyway, I used my extra time to fold some laundry, play with the pup, and catch up on Desperate Housewives, and it some Overnight Oats:
They were knock-your-head-off delicious.
Went to work for the day, breaking for a just quick lunch:
Spinach, bell pepper, tempeh, hummus in a Flat Out + strawberries for dessert. These strawberries were amazingly delicious and SO sweet.
Other snacks involved oranges and sweet, salty, and crunchy trail mix. All very nomtastic, if you will.
When I got home from work, I got ready for job # 2 and prepped dinner for when I got home:
Quinoa confetti casserole from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan – before
I also made a green juice for the ride:
This lovely delight contained the juice of 3 cups of spinach, half a cucumber, one organic apple, and half of a yellow bell pepper. So good and antioxidantly. 😉
At the gym, I trained of one my clients and switched up the routine a bit. I think she really liked the exercises! It’s so cool learning about and adapting to the different training methods that different clients enjoy 😀
Did a little upper body workout myself after her appointment while I was there then came home for the after version of the casserole:
So. Freakin’. Delish. I had the hubksi cook and stir while I was gone so it came out as delicious as always.
Now I’m about to catch up with my DVR to see who the Bachelor picks to be his “wife!” I’m not too fond of either of the choices, but I’m always down for some trash TV!
Do you struggle with missed workout guilt? How do you “nip it in the bud”?
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