Tuesday and I am sick…

I’m not good with being sick. There’s always things to be done and I’m the worst with just taking time to rest so I can get better.

It took everything in me not to get up and get my sweat on, but I know that’s not what my body needs right now, and while it’s definitely a struggle to be out of my normal routine, I’m grateful I can RECOGNIZE when my body needs the rest and HONOR that.

I didn’t always listen to my body.

So today I am. My wonderful husband made me tea with lemon and honey, and I’m taking it easier today so I can get back to my normal productive life as soon as possible!

I don’t get sick often but when I do I get knocked down hard!

Monday…

Today I did something I never, ever do… I bailed halfway through the workout.

Okay so, my shirts a lying liar who lies… I wasn’t having a good time because I still don’t feel well and my throat is still in that cool little “knives have invaded it” stage and I’ve since added a phlegmy cough, but I also know totally skipping a Monday wasn’t gonna make me feel any better, so I tried. I did what I could.

I’ll settle for 17 minutes of workout versus nothing. This is me taking my own advice to my group to let go of the all-or-nothing mindset. I’m human. I have limits. I have flaws.

Tomorrow will be better 😊

Self Care Saturday – Listen To Your Body!

When your coffee cup matches your shirt… 👌🏼

I usually run on the weekends but I’m taking today as an actual rest day – my body has been sending me signs that it needs a break, so even though I still have some mileage to acquire for the challenge, today I will listen and rest! I WILL acquire it, so I am not worried! 😊

Coffee, errands, house stuff and then we celebrate Courtney and Evan’s new house! 🎉

 

Therapeutic Thursday – Low Key Day

This past Saturday morning was the first time in probably close to 5 years that I have woken up shaky, lethargic, hypoglycemic. It wasn’t too bad but it was a marked difference from how I normally wake up (usually on my own, with enntirely WAY too much energy – definitely a morning person here!).

I made some whole grain toast with Peanut Butter and topped it with bananas. I was still a little shaky after, so I had a little pack of fruit snacks (I know, I know they are terrible but these are lesser-evil ones!), and then I was okay. I decided that morning that other than going for our morning coffee with my husband, that the rest of the day was gonna be low key and healing. I easily put off my to-do list, and spent the rest of the day in a cozy recliner, with my cozy blanket, my water, my Shakeology, and things I could do from there.

Therapeutic Thursday

I read some personal development, I took some notes, I did some organization of my files and my phone contents, and other little things that didn’t take any energy and wouldn’t set me back. And I was proud of myself that I didn’t push to get back to doing my lengthy to-do list once the shaking stopped. The former me would have insisted, but I have really grown when it comes to knowing when enough is enough and when to just LISTEN to my body. So I did, I spent the rest of the day being still and quiet, so I could get any messages my body might be trying to send me. And I was better off for it, as I felt much better after a day of low-keyness.

Like everyone else, I sometimes fall victim to thinking that my to-do list/obligations take precedence over my body and its needs. But the truth is, as hard as we work them, we need to allow them to rest and recover.

The best gift you can give to yourself is the blessing to allow yourself to rest and do nothing.