The Hardest Workout I Never Had To Do Pt. 2

I’d love to update you all today and tell you how much better I feel after my last post, but unfortunately this is life – and it’s far from perfect. Yesterday after my workout I was feeling even worse than my last post. I sat down and had a talk with my husband about the possibility of taking Sunday off from workouts.

No really, this needed a sit down talk with my husband. Because it’s serious. Because I can’t even recall the last time I have not worked out on a day that wasn’t my normal “rest day” (which is Thursdays for me by the way.) It has been years since a Sunday has gone by that I haven’t done a workout. I have only recently finally gotten over the fact of not working out twice on Sundays, read about that here.

Yes, I have issues, and I know it. And this was one I was not going to get through on my own. I figured that we could spend the day doing highly family oriented things all day, and run a few errands. Meaning, the more I kept busy away from home the more likely I was going to be able to get through this day without squeezing a workout in.


I have been pestering my husband lately to take me apple picking, so I figured that would be something we could all enjoy. It’s something I’ve never done before, and although we left with some lovely apples, it didn’t go as planned. Life what can I say. My youngest son has very bad allergies, extreme enough that we have to have an epi pen with us at all times – and of course there were bees everywhere. The owner even commented that she had never had so many bees ever around her trees. So, for my kiddos safety me and the two youngest went back to the van. My oldest and le hubs stayed behind to pick us some apples. But, the kids do seem happy with the haul, so I guess that’s all that matters.

So I spent some time with my family, read a book, and even though the day didn’t go as planned, it went. It’s nearing the end of my day and I have not melted into a pool of nothingness because I didn’t workout. Am I still feeling an icky feeling in the pit of my stomach about it? Yes. But I also know that my body is severely needing this. I hope tomorrow I can appreciate the fact that I’ve done this for myself when I’m hopefully feeling a little better.

But more than anything, I’m reinforcing with myself this:

One day at at time.

Good or bad, it’s all I can do. And I know I’ve posted this before, but I felt I needed to see it again myself, so I’ve made a pretty version for others out there that may find it useful as well.

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Feel free to download this free printable wall art and hang it in your home, tuck it away in a notebook, or wherever else you may find it motivates you.

Hope you all had a great weekend, and hope at least some of you had a badass workout even when I couldn’t.


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