It’s been an entire week since the 365 day challenge was put into my rearview mirror. Yawn. Stretch! Sip tea. Walk to get the mail. Stretch! That’s been what my latest workout routine has consisted of. I did not realize how much rest my body needed until it stopped for a while. I now truly believe that Newton was right, “An object in rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion.”
I’d like to think that my body is still resting and that I have not flipped to the opposite side of the spectrum to become a person who does not workout. I just joined a gym last night- from home, in my robe and slippers and decided that I would go today. Except I did not. Instead, I made a green smoothie, put together my new office chair, ate a piece of pumpkin bread, talked to web designers, had a client call, followed my husband outside as he taunts our cat with thoughts of escaping, and of course, went to get the mail. It’s only 2:00 pm, but I’ve made the mental decision not to workout today. I am enjoying finding the opposite of what I spent the last year doing, but know that this will come to an end soon. I want my sweaty self back…when I’m ready.
Until then, my slippers will be the item that makes me sweat, not a treadmill. In the mean time, try out this new smoothie recipe that fulfill most of the daily fruit/vegetable requirement:
Michael’s Half & Half Green Smoothie
- 2 cups spinach
- a handful of baby carrots or one large carrot
- 2 inches of cucumber
- 1 small banana
- 1 cup mixed frozen fruit
- 1/2 cup zero fat greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup water
Both. And. They are great together. It’s not an either/or life. You’re doing great work!