Rocking a Rest Day

 I usually never take a rest day during the work-week. I typically save them for Sunday or Friday. Today, however, I felt really sore, a little tired, and realized that if I went to boxing - my workout would probably be a little weak (literally and figuratively). So, I decided to take an "active-rest" day. 

Rest Days are CRITICAL to ensuring those muscles you work so hard to tone, recover and develop stronger. Sometimes I feel guilty for a mid-week rest day. I really need to let that go. Do any of you feel that way? I'll be thanking myself tomorrow when I go to boxing and am ready to GET AFTER IT. Plus, I was able to do some laundry, write this blog post, and clean!

 I decided that a solid Yoga workout is exactly what my body needed (I even threw on my favorite Fenway Yoga t-shirt!). I YouTubed my favorite Yoga DVD, Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown: Volume 1. It has more movement than straight 'holds' and it isn't really hokey. Nothing wrong with a little hokey yoga, but, I just can't take it seriously coming out of my television. 

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 I roasted a sweet potato in the oven while I yogied it up in the living room. These potatoes rocked my world at dinner tonight. Yummmmm.

(Cut the extra virgin o/o-drizzled tater into chunks and throw on pan in the oven at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes.)

 Tossed this chicken in some honey mustard and cayenne pepper and threw it on the grill pan.

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 Mash up the taters... they are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside - kind of like a cookie! I drizzled it with extra virgin, a tsp of Parmesan, and smashed in a chopped fried sage leaf. The chicken is drizzled with a little more honey mustard.

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 This meal is jam packed with FUEL. Especially Protein, Vitamin C, and B Vitamins.  Perfect for recovery.

While I am at it... I would like to make a request to stop using the phrase "going on a diet". Diets don't work... it's a bad word.  Fueling properly does work. If you fuel your body properly... it will thank you! (more on this to come)

Have an awesome week! xo