Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lunch Instead of a Workout

Yesterday, I had planned to work out during lunch. However, as lunch time approached, I really wanted to meet hubby and the toddler for lunch instead. So I made the decision to forgo my workout and meet them for lunch. And we had a great time! I hadn’t had a rest day for almost a week, so I didn’t feel guilty… :) And I knew I would work out first thing today. (And I did!)

The toddler insists on sitting on a “regular chair” these days, without a booster seat. That’s why you can barely see him… :)



Hubby and the toddler shared a Shirley Temple. The toddler loved the cherries! :) We usually only get water, so this was a very special treat... :) 




The toddler made sure he got enough carbs by eating bread and his pizza…



Hubby got a burger and onion rings. I had a few bites… :)



And I got the Salad Nicoise, which I loved! 


We had a great lunch and really enjoyed our time together.

Question: Do you take enough rest days? I used to not take enough rest days and used to be VERY determined to not miss workouts. And, maybe, when I first got back into a regular exercise routine that was a good thing. However, since I’ve relaxed a bit when it comes to working out, I feel much better emotionally and physically. And my weak ankle really appreciates the rest…

Be well,
Andrea

29 comments:

  1. Oooh, I remember getting Shirley Temples when I went out to dinner with my parents! I loved those!

    I do take a rest day - Saturday - and I look forward to it every week ;)

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  2. Looks like you made a good choice - your family is beautiful! :)

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  3. I make that choice a lot - gotta listen to your body of course, but your heart as well! :)

    I think I take enough rest days - I'm usually only working out 4 or 5 days a week - so 2-3 re strictly rest!

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  4. Aw that sounds like fun!

    I get rest days on Thursdays. Every weekday morning I go to the gym, except on Thursdays because I hang out with my boyfriend instead. Which works out really well because the Thursday morning gym class is a class I don't enjoy anyways!

    I don't like to "scedule" rest days because it's so easy for something to come up and prevent us from exercising. If something DOES come up, I feel better about skipping out on the exercise because I know that I'll get back into it tomorrow.

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  5. I think that was a great decision to skip one workout to have such a fantastic time with your family!

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  6. love the photos! the food looks great and as always love the photos of the toddler :)

    i think i am going on my 30th rest day...

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  7. I rested yesterday. I felt guilty, but I am pretty sure I was coming down with a cold. :( Feeling better today, but I did take the morning off. I plan on finishing up my evening with a jog though!

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  8. I used to be a little obsessed about working out. But now that I'm older, I realize that having balance is much more important. Plus, giving your body a break just helps recharge you so that you're even stronger for the next workout. ;)

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  9. Aww that looks like a really good reason to miss a workout! :)

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  10. I haven't had a Shirley Temple in years. Looks like you had a fun lunch date.

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  11. god i love shirley temples! and roy rogers too.

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  12. The toddler's hair is looking so blonde this summer! He is such a cutie. I'm glad he's eating his fair share of carbs, too...I know how grouchy that can make people ;)

    Looks like a really nice lunch. I'm glad you skipped that workout!

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  13. glad you had great time with your family. Rest days are important, both physically and emotionally we need them. :)

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  14. what a fun lunch :) Sometimes, rest is all we need! I honestly didn't think I would need so many days off after that Zumba class but I can still BARELY move my legs without it hurting! I'm still pretty sore, so I've been taking it easy but will get in some activity this weekend.

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  15. The food is beautiful. Oh yes sometimes I take an extra day off from exercise. I usually try for 6 days a week but sometimes I give myself an extra day if I am not feeling quite right. It use to make me feel guilty but no more because I have given myself permission.

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  16. YES - rest days are a must. for me, they are almost more for my mental sanity than my physical one. sometimes, i just need to NOT worry about breaking a sweat, ya know?

    it looks like an absolutely lovely lunch - that salad looks downright divine. happy weekend dear andrea!!!

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  17. Sounds like you had a great time!

    In terms of workouts, I normally do 4 days. I have just started trying to incorporate one more day in the mix. I do think it is important to have rest days. For me, It has a lot to do with burnout. I know I probably might be a bit more toned if I did more, but I still want to enjoy my workouts, not dread them.

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  18. Gotta love a Shirley Temple. I do not get enough rest days, but sometimes when I do, there are many of them. Like right now, I am between projects and I have a few days while my hubby is on leave to hang out. We have a major food festival on the island, so I am looking forward to that. Usually I am not able to function if not super busy. I feel like I am wasting time, which is so bad, but I like it that way.

    Very cool that you have been to Paris too. Sounds like you have a lot of time to enjoy it in France.

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  19. skipping a workout for family memories is a way better choice!!!

    good for you; and yes..I take rest days because I know when I over do it!

    xxoox

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  20. Good for you Andrea! And you said you would workout first thing the next morning, and you did. That's great. I do give myself two days off each week from working out. As I get older, however, I will probably start doing a break only one day a week (my metabolism is already slowing...).

    I used to drink shirley temples EVERY TIME we went out to eat. My mom was really strict about foods, but we rarely ate out so I was always allowed to get one! I always asked for extra cherries :)

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  21. Too cute! And totally worth the skipped work out :) PS, I have a giveaway on my blog right now that I think you might be interested in! Stop by to check it out :)

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  22. I used to be very anal about missing workouts, but now I hit the gym 4 days a week tops. It seems to balance out well this way.

    The toddlers hair is getting so light!

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  23. He is so cute in sitting in that chair! I'm working on taking more rest days.

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  24. Shirley Temple...brings memories of my son...he used to love when he was little :-)
    Nice meal...and once in a while you have to give yourself a break...

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  25. I do my workout every night before going to bed, I spent about 30min on it. Mostly floor exercise, it sounded slow but tiring if you doing it in the correct way. It works for me! It helps to slim down my thigh, bud, abdomen and waist. And also you can have a good night sleep. ^_^ No doubt, your toddler is growing! Always family first! Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Cheers, kristy

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  26. The toddler is ADORABLE! :)

    And no...I do NOT take enough rest days!

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  27. Glad you enjoyed a sweet lunch with your hubby and toddler :)

    I think I take too many rest days and then I remind myself that my job is very physically demanding(cleaning houses). So, even when I am not doing formal exercise--I am getting a workout!

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  28. You toddler looks so adorable with his head just popping up from the side of the table. lol. It's like he's playing hide and seek!

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