Is it just me or does anyone else find it hard to get back to the gym after a couple days off? This weekend we were in Osoyoos taking advantage of the two-night stay at the Walnut Beach Resort that we won at my work Christmas Party. Needless to say after a slightly stressful drive up (it’s snowing here in BC if you didn’t know and no it doesn’t snow all year long and we don’t live in igloos) and after some amazing massages at the spa were in no mood for exercise. Saturday was the same thing, a day spent relaxing and sipping wine, however we did go for a nice little walk along this cool island that jets out into the middle of the lake – beautiful and peaceful. How can you go and lift weights when your body and mind are so relaxed (I know, my justifications are amazing) Sunday came and went without exercise – 3 days with no sweat OMG!!!! Monday also came, with a runny nose, and alas, no exercise. Did I care? Ya a bit but I didn’t kick my own ass too much because beating up on yourself will bring forth the “Well if I took 4 days off I’m obviously a failure and shouldn’t bother” – if you took 4 days off to relax, clear your mind and enjoy your life I say all the more power to you, BUT you have to get back on the horse sometime and that horse loves to remind you of those 4 days off.
When I opened up the computer I thought the same thing – I haven’t blogged in, well, I don’t know when – crap! But I gotta get back on the horse (except this horse is much less of a jerk than the exercise horse) and here I am! Blogging about horses at 11:35pm while my nose is running away.
Anyways – Tuesday morning I set my alarm for 5:35am (ungawdly hour, especially in winter) and got moving – I wrote out 3 triples sets of exercises and did eat triple set 3 times through for a total of 25 minutes – What did I do you ask? (Besides cried, whined and at the odd moment smiled)
Reverse Lunges x20
Barbell Curls x10 per side with 15lbs
V Crunches x10 per side
Squats x20 with 10lbs
Tricep Kick backs x10 per side with 10lbs
Toe Touches x20 with 10lbs
Rest, drink water, change song on Ipod 5 times til it played something I liked
Sumo Squats x20 with 10lbs
Overhead press x10 with 20lb dumbells in each hand
Catch my breath and stretch and reflect on how much taking 4 days off sucks
As for taking a week or so off blogging – much easier to get back into, although I’m sure this random nonsense post may not seem like it
Does anyone else feel the pain of taking a few too many days off? Do you eat healthier on days when you know you can’t make it to the gym or do you oink out on nachos one night like I did?
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