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Monday, September 22, 2008

Must stop doing this....

I work all week, looking forward to the weekend when I will [theoretically] be able to relax. But lately it seems I just go-go-go all weekend. Even with all that go-go-going, I end up with too many things left undone.

It seems like it has been particularly bad of late. For the second Sunday in a row, I went to bed exhausted and aching. And for the second Monday in a row, I woke up with screaming muscles. I've been hobbling around all day. Are we done with this Kettlebell Experiment yet? Because it might be killing me.

Or it may also be the fact that I am a person who sits behind a desk from 9 to 5, 5 days a week, and over the weekend I barely sat down at all. I'm just not used to that.

I did can two more batches of salsa and make 1 huge batch of chili to freeze. My hands still smell like garlic.

So I gave myself the evening off. Partially because of sore muscles, but also because I feel like I need to reclaim a bit of that rest and relaxation time. I also may have eaten some chips and salsa. Which were not on the meal plan. Ahem.

I am not exactly starting this challenge with a bang am I?

But look how pretty...

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Wouldn't you want to eat it?

8 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Yum! That looks delicious! And I love those jars. Can't get jars like that around here......

MizFit said...

(Im gonna comment here in a quiet small way because Im sure you KNOW what I think. listening to your body is KEY and so is the day off you took!

marathon. not sprint. we have our lives to workout---some days our bodies call out for rest)

JavaChick said...

Bag Lady - I'm so glad you commented on those jars. Husband and I were grocery shopping on Saturday and I was looking for more jars and I saw these. There was only one package of 4 jars left, but I thought they were so pretty that I had to buy them in addition to a box of regular mason jars. I think Husband thought I was nuts going on about the pretty jars.

MizFit - I know you are right. I just always feel like I am wimping out when I don't follow through on a plan. I really need to start taking it easier on the weekends, but it always seems like there is so much to do!

~Laura said...

Those jars are sooo cute!! I have not made homemade salsa in a few years. I had never found that just right recipe. Would love if you wanted to share your recipe:) Chili...I am waiting for the weather to change here and cool off a bit for some chili. But what a great thought to make some up and freeze now, thanks!

Bi0nicw0man said...

I think I'm making chili this weekend. I've been waiting for the fall weather, and now with DBF having to include more beans in his diet, I think chili is in order! :)

Sara said...

yummy! Mizfit is really smart!!

But I always find the same with weekends, I'm always running around!

Fatinah said...

mmm, I do want to eat it, but with a spoon, not a chip ;-)

jeannie* said...

Mmmm DELICIOUS!!!!!