Don’t sweat it when you miss a workout!

Well, due to Frankenstorm we woke up to a few inches of snow this morning and winds howling so bad I almost couldn’t close the back door. So there you have it – an unexpected snow day for the kids. You can imagine their cheers of excitement when they realized not only was it snowing, but they would have all day at home to enjoy it.

Now I like to think of myself as someone who rolls with the punches, but when it comes to my workout schedule I tend to be a little bit of a control freak. With the bad weather and  my kids at home wanting to play and do Halloween projects, my workout was sent backstage. At first I was not real happy about this, but then I realized that not only could my body use a rest day (which I am a big proponent of btw), but this could be a great (historical b/c of the snow) day just to spend time with my kids.

I guess since both of my kids are in school everyday now, I have a bit more patience when they are home unexpectedly. They are growing up so fast. So I made a conscious effort not to worry about trying to fit in my workout today and focus having a great fun family day. We had a snow ball fight, painted pumpkins, made zombie oreo pops, and even went sledding, which nearly destroyed me when Anna  rammed me and we both flipped over. It turns out that the hill at our new house is pretty steep for sledding!

Anyway, my point here is that although I am all about finding creative ways to exercise with kids at home and fitting fitness in on a consistent basis, some days have a different purpose. Embrace those days and don’t sweat it when you miss a workout. After all fitness is a lifestyle and lingering guilt about missing a workout is not part of a healthy lifestyle. Tomorrow is on it’s way, and since we made the zombie pops which were oh so good, I will be resuming my normal schedule – TOMORROW :).

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