No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
I was doing so well with my exercise plan, but lately it's been slipping through the cracks. I did only a cursory bit of jogging yesterday, not even a real workout, and tomorrow I won't be able to get to the gym. So today was mandatory, but then I had errands to run and things to do, and it just didn't happen. It could have happened, but it was simply inconvenient so I didn't get to the gym.
I'm not really in the practice of beating myself up over a missed workout, but three rest days in a row is poor form. I tend to take the dieting component lightly--to a fault, at times--but the exercise plan is important to me and I've just been whiffing it too often.
I don't have a super busy life, but I do have a bunch of dead hours every day where I can't check anything off my to do list. First off, I always say that I should really ride my horse far more often, but that has to happen during daylight hours, and only really works out when the weather is somewhat agreeable. This time of year, most of the prime outdoor activity hours are occupied by work.
Then in the evening, there are only so many hours after work that the gym is open, and somewhere within that same window is the time that the dog really needs to be fed and walked. If I have errands to run, I have to do them before the stores close.
Chances are, I'll have dropped some ball during the day, but then there are these hours from 9 to midnight where I'm awake and fairly alert, but I can't do any of those things that were on my to do list. Can't ride. Can't run errands. Gym is closed. If I wait until that late to walk the dog I'll have other problems on my hands. Not that I mind having the sort of mandatory chill out hours, but I wish they were more flexible. I wish work wasn't taking up the best hours of the day (I don't really wish that. I'm grateful to be employed...)
This is yet another reason why I should go to bed early so that I can wake up earlier, get to work earlier and LEAVE work early. Then I'll have more evening hours to burn. I have gotten better about that recently, but I've got a ways to go.