I didn’t go to the gym today. I didn’t go for a run today. I didn’t do an On Demand exercise program. I thought about working out. The weather was warmer than it has been in ages and the roads mostly dry. It would have been a nice day for a run, but I didn’t go.
I haven’t felt great the last two days. I feel as though I pulled a muscle in my upper back. I also just wasn’t feeling well. I went to bed very early last night after being up for over 20 hours. I took 600 mg of Ibuprofen before bed and slept well.
I woke up feeling well but within an hour I began to feel the muscle strain again. It wasn’t as bad as yesterday though. I contemplated my work out plans. I listened to what my body was telling me and I decided against a formal workout or run.
Instead Carlos and I went for a walk around the college in town. It was great to be out in the fresh air, a little cool but refreshing. After our walk I gave in to Carlos’ pleas to go to Friendly’s for lunch. I had my usual cup of chicken noodle soup and then Carlos and I split a kids size cup of ice cream. Carlos chose strawberry and vanilla. We had such a nice time.
After lunch we went grocery shopping. I had yet to do a major grocery shopping since returning home from our trip so I was armed with a long list. Mission accomplished, Carlos and I headed home to do some baking and Jello making.
We made a big bowl of strawberry Jello, plantain muffins and two zucchini breads. By the time we finished with all of that it was time to make dinner. This morning I bought a homemade loaf of Sundried Tomato Basil bread from my favorite breakfast restaurant, Kristina’s Kafe in Belchertown, MA. The waitress mentioned that it was delicious for making grilled cheese. I could not get that out of my mind and decided to go with an old classic for dinner…grilled cheese and tomato soup.
I remember reading this post on Eat, Live, Run and quickly searched for it. It was an unbelievably delicious meal. I added tomatoes and spinach to the grilled cheese. The soup was so flavorful and creamy. My husband absolutely loved the soup.
I once again thought about going to the gym after dinner, but I decided that my body has been giving me signs all day that it needed a break today. As I lay here in bed typing this I hear my body saying that it will be much better tomorrow.
Sometimes we just need a break but I have been in the same boat. No motivation to work out and a bit run down.
Definitely. It can be difficult to admit sometimes, but it was the right decision for me.