Rest Day 5 - Nothing to see here. :-) I'm having a very fine rest day. I walked the dog .37 miles this morning in 11 minutes and 20 seconds. That's the farthest she's been since her knee rehab started. She pranced the whole way, which was pretty cute. This would normally be a cardio day for me but I'm good with slacking. My abs hurt from Pilates yesterday. I love that feeling!
Food is normal. Weight is normal. I'm mostly unaware of the shoulder. It feels a little stiff if I twist it around, otherwise no pain. I'm thinking this resting thing was pretty clever.
Rest Day 6 - Today is the day I walk the dog, pay the bills, go to the grocery store, the bank, the gas station, the car wash, the Pet Smart, the drugstore, and run all random errands. Then when I get home from the store, I do all of my food prep for the week like making a giant salad, making 5 little bags of vegetables for my work lunches, cooking 4 turkey burgers, and putting frozen cherries in individual containers to thaw for breakfasts. I do all of this before work. So, it doesn't really feel like a rest day. I run my ass off. Whew!
Rest Day 7 - I walked the dog this morning and I have a long work day ahead, so no stress about not working out. Anyway, I'm done now! This is the last rest day. Tomorrow I'll do some cardio or Pilates and Monday it's back to strength training. The only question is what kind of strength training. I was going to start the System Six 20-rep endurance phase but now I'm a little concerned about jumping right back in to high-rep military presses, push-ups, and pull-ups with the shoulder. I guess I'll try day one and see if it bothers me. If it does, I may switch to Valerie Waters workouts for a week or two because they're very leg and ab intensive and would give the shoulder more of a break. We'll see. It may be fine. I slept on the injured side last night and didn't wake up screaming, so that's good.
My food has been the same as always this week. My weight has too. I'm 5'8" (unless I shrank from not working out). I started the week weighing 137.2 and ended at 135.6, so that's a loss of 1.6 pounds. It's normal for my weight to bounce around in that range, so nothing radical happened.