Thursday, February 18, 2010

Being Realistic - No Morning Workout

No Morning Workout
Well, I didn't really think I'd be getting up early to workout this morning. I made a half-hearted attempt by setting my alarm for 5:05 am though. At 4:20 I changed the time to 6:15 instead. I had to be totally realistic with myself. It would not have been a good (or safe) workout. I needed the sleep much more than the trip and fall over the step.

I am really rather sore from my weights yesterday. Sort of surprised. Not sure if it was because I really did push myself or because I lifted while mostly asleep! Today was cardio only. I almost opted out entirely, but decided that I really would prefer Friday to be my rest day. I doubt I'll get up early (and don't want that pressure). My sister is coming up after work so I would have to get the workout done in the morning. So, today was Step Blast with abs from Step, Jump and Pump and then a stretch. Nothing over the top. Just a good, old fashioned step routine.

So do you think it's OK to push yourself into a workout when you're running on fumes? Is the brief energy boost worth it or do you think it does more harm than good? Maybe it's more about honestly listening to your own body (like I did this morning).

Another Easy Dinner
Dinner tonight was another go-to meal. No creative juices flowing and no desire for any major kitchen clean up. Something easy was the order of the evening. Tonight is just another example of when preparing food ahead of time is so worth it. I pulled out In a Jiffy Spelt Veggie Burgers from the freezer and baked sweet potato "fries" for the side. My stash of veggie burgers is dwindling, however. I will need to spend some time in the kitchen this weekend making more patties to restock the freezer.

What recipes do you pre-make and keep on hand?