I knew I wanted to do some exercise today. But I wasn’t sure what I felt like doing. It’s pretty humid here, and a run just wasn’t that appealing.
At about 1pm it dawned on me…I want to watch TV, read magazines, and zone out on the elliptical.
I used to be SO concerned with making sure that all of my cardio "counted". Basically that meant that every trip to the gym needed to include barf-worthy interval workouts or why even go?
Now, don’t get me wrong- I love a hard, heart pounding, sweat dripping workout, but it isn’t the only kind of cardio that "counts"
I think it is just important to get some movement, some blood flowing, some sweat, and just have fun! A walk outside or a slow 30 min on the elliptical are still GOOD FOR YOU. So don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
Lunch was a no-brainer. There was leftover roasted broccoli from last night in the house, so I had to make my Cheesy Pasta with Roasted Vegetables.
This time I also added in some chickpeas. Because who doesn’t like a little hot carb on carb action?
Speaking of carbs- they are another thing that is good for you, but often demonized in certain diet and fitness circles.
For me, throwing out a lot of those old "rules" has been a huge part in my ability to find more balance in my life.
How about you? What fitness/diet rules do you follow or break?