Last night I tweeted about something I’ve noticed on my workout-free days:
(Side note: Please excuse my terrible grammar… that was a fly-by tweet. I’m literally cringing right now.)
Apparently I am not alone in this feeling, because several people tweeted back that they feel the exact same way when when they take a day off from exercise.
I think there’s something about a “break” from the gym that makes us want to take a “break” from our healthy lifestyle. When I say that I crave sweets on my off-days from the gym, I don’t mean I want a cookie… I mean I want an entire batch.
Since I don’t deny myself sweets throughout the week, I know my day-off cravings are not due to deprivation. I simply want cake. And cookies. And ice cream.
Thank goodness I got back in the gym this morning and my body wanted some healthy food again!
Workout + Hurtin’ Heel Update
This morning I took my typical Monday-morning BodyPump class. We’re still working on the new release, which I really enjoy. It’s so challenging!
Can one of you BodyPumpers out there confirm that the lunge track on this release is re-flippin’-diculous!? It’s the hardest one yet and I love it, in a sick and totally twisted way.
Post-Pump, I came home and decided to test out my hurtin’ heel and take Sadie on a one mile walk.
My heel is actually feeling a lot better today, though it’s definitely not 100 percent. I’ve been icing it, stretching and and babying it all weekend. The one mile walk with Sadie wasn’t pain free, but my heel felt a lot better than it did on Friday.
All those well-wishes you guys sent my way seem to be working a bit. Don’t worry though, I’m not going to jump the gun and run (it still hurts too bad to do that anyway). Healing and preventing further injury is my priority!
Since I made it into the gym today, my body wanted healthy food for breakfast (though I’m sure it would’ve happily accepted an ice cream sundae).
My modified McMuffin contained two egg whites, a slice of Canadian bacon and a wedge of Laughing Cow light original Swiss cheese.
I enjoyed my breakfast sandwich with a dark chocolate Adora calcium disk for a little sweetness.
Sadie was quite jealous.
Lucky for her, she got to enjoy the yolks from my egg whites.
(Kinda looks like she’s puking, no?)
McDonald’s ain’t got nothin’ on my healthified breakfast sandwich!
Question of the Mornin’
Do you find it easier to eat healthy on days that you work out or on days that you take off from the gym?