Happy Wednesday y’all! How is your week going? I’ll be honest with you, mine has been long. I’ve been staying late at work all everyday this week. It’s hard to see the minutes tick by when you know that you could be home. It’s rough. So if you’re in that boat this week, know you aren’t alone and that I’m right there with you!
I left work yesterday at 6:30 pm. Yes a whole 2.5 hours later than I normally work. You’re probably rolling your eyes since most people work late but I take pride in the fact that I get all of my work done within a normal workday and that my boss doesn’t make me feel as though I need to stay past the normal 8 hours.
Guess what I was supposed to do yesterday…run. Did I? Nope! It was way too dark to do that by the time I left the office. I had planned on doing some Youtube video workouts but did I? Heck no! And I don’t even feel bad. The thought of coming home, changing into workout clothes and exercising made me want to burst into tears after a slightly hectic work day. So I didn’t.
Instead, I picked up a pizza for Alex and I. Did I mention I was supposed to go to a work dinner that got moved back a day? That meant I had no dinner idea for us and all of the meat we had was frozen. So Alex called in a pizza while I packed up at work and I picked it on the way home. I ate my two sliced with zero regrets.
I had a list of a few chores I wanted to get done last night. I’m happy to report than none of them got done. Once again, the thought of doing them made me want to cry (keeping it real y’all) so I didn’t. I put on my pjs, poured my second glass of wine and got comfy on the couch.
Could I have been hard on myself and forced a workout to happen? Yep. Could I have forced myself to eat super late and throw together a super quick potentially healthy meal? Definitely. I didn’t though. Doing one or both of those would have been awful and made a long day even worse. Will missing two runs in my week set me back on my training? No it won’t. Will pizza for dinner, two glasses of wine plus a cupcake for dessert make me gain 10 pounds. Nope!
I enjoyed my super unplanned and relaxing night with Alex on the couch in front of a fire while watching Netflix. There’s a chance I could have felt bad about doing that but why? Why push myself to do something I genuinely don’t have the energy for nor sounds appealing at all? It wasn’t laziness last night either. It was pure “I’m tired and don’t have the energy” after looking at a ridiculous number of 80 pound car hoods and packaging options. Oh and that included not eating lunch until 2 pm which didn’t help with how tired I felt.
Packing and repacking an 80 pound hood multiple time will be my workout for the day. I refueled with pizza, wine and a cupcake and I have ZERO regrets. Yesterday was definitely a “I need a mental health break and it doesn’t matter what I should be doing” type of night. Take those days. Don’t kill yourself to clean the kitchen or run 4 miles if the thought brings tears to your eyes. Don’t be hard on yourself if you need a break. We’re all human here and it’s better to take one day off than do something you genuinely don’t want to do.
Question of the day: Tell me anything you want! Or don’t! Up to you 🙂