It's frustrating to get knocked off your "routine" - especially right after the holidays when you feel like you're just getting started with a good rhythm again.
Without tiptoeing through the TMI tulips: I went see one of my doctors yesterday for a routine (for me, anyway) procedure which, while routine, always ends with being told to rest for 4 or 5 days afterwards. I won't be able to "move" outside of walking (and right now I don't even feel like doing that!) until my physical therapist appointment on Monday and it is killing me!
I want to walk!
I want to go to yoga!
I want to keep up with my 30 minutes a day of WiiFit! I am going to log on Monday and that little white board is going to berate me for not being on since last Tuesday, and likely tell me I got heavier since the last time I was on. I am almost beginning to resent that little white board. I know he just wants to help, but that's another story for another day...
It is what it is, and I don't feel like ignoring doctor's orders to lose a pound or so this week when I know I could just lose that weight next week... but I have just finally hit the point where I love to work out and now here I am, sitting on my duff for the next few days.
I know that there are people who may have experienced this same sort of thing - likely not for the same reasons that I have, but life happens to all of us. Sometimes you end up going out of town to visit family and Aunt Mabel insists on you having 2nds... and maybe 3rds... of her oh-so-delicious but oh-so-unhealthy cheesecake. Maybe you're out of town for a business trip and there's not a gym at your hotel.
So: What do you do when, for whatever reason, you can't be as active as you'd like? Do you change your eating plan until you can get moving again? Do you accept and move on, knowing that adding some steps to your journey isn't that much in the long haul?
I don't need to "lose", but I need to stay motivated!