Good Habits, Bad Habits, Roger Rabbit
This post has nothing to do with Roger Rabbit - I just really like rhyming. I also love Roger Rabbit and this picture makes me laugh. Enjoy!
Memorial Day was the weekend getaway that I didn’t even know I needed. I spent Friday-Monday in Connecticut laying by the pool, taking the boat out on the water, playing with my niece and nephew, getting a pedicure, outlet shopping, and eating ice cream heheheahahahohwell. Can you say double scoop of peanut butter pie and Tennessee toffee in a waffle cone?!?! If you have ice cream every day for 5 days is that considered moderation? Asking for a friend.
I did make it to a barre class with my sister on Sunday, and on Memorial Day I got up at 7 and made my way to a local gym that I bought a day pass for online and got my #legday in. I gotsta do my squats or it just doesn’t feel like Monday, you know? No? Just me?
Even though my diet was kind of all over the place I was active, and also allowed myself a few days to rest, which I think was needed. Now I feel ready to kill it in the gym the rest of this week, and it’s already Tuesday which is super awesome. It’s like basically Friday already!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know that taking rest days is a crucial part of training, especially when lifting heavy, but I function best when I have structure and a schedule to follow. So taking more than 2 days off for me makes it really difficult to get back to my training. Often, 3 or 4 days of rest turns into two weeks. As much as I try to make going to the gym and eating well a habit, it is just as easy for me to turn laying on the couch and eating ice cream straight from the carton a habit.
“We are what we repeatedly do”
“Idle hands are the devil’s playground”
etc. etc. etc.
All very true for me.
I know that I feel best physically and mentally when my habits include exercise and healthy foods, and that the days when I get in a workout are overall usually better days than when I don’t. Endorphins, yo.
The longer you are away from the gym, the harder it usually is to make your way back there.
Find what habits/patterns/schedules work best for you, by trial and error, and then try to stick to them as best you can!