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!
Up til this week, when I did a Refresh, I didn’t work out the three day span because it’s a good time to give my body a •R E S T•, but this week Beachbody dropped three new yoga workouts designed specifically FOR the Refresh, so of course I had to give it a try!
Felt good to move but not do anything strenuous that would take away from my body resetting itself – you all know I believe in working hard and playing hard, but it’s important to also be gentle and show yourself and your body the love and compassion it deserves.
Day 2, here we go!
Your mental health is just as important as anything else – I would argue it’s even a little more important!
Some simple things you can do to maintain good health are as follows (obviously, laughter is one of MY personal favorites!)
Do you have any other suggestions?
Raise your hand if you struggle NOT to do something super active on your rest day(s)? GUILTY.
But… you gotta! You can definitely still move, but you gotta give your body that healing time! I like Yoga, but Tai Cheng or Qi Gong are awesome alternatives too.
You gotta let your body heal, and take rest and recovery as seriously as you take training, because how else are you supposed to become a badass?! 🙂
Do you have any trouble falling to sleep? I don’t anymore, but I used to (before I discovered that overthinking is overrated and sleep is much better, haha). Shakeology and consistent exercise, paired with being a little more disciplined in allowing my brain to rest, have greatly helped with my sleep quality.
But for many, the real struggle lies in the falling asleep. This has come in handy a few times, so I thought I would share.
A rested body and soul is always a good thing!
Slowing the heart rate allows you to go from overstimulated to resting, which allows for sleep.
Happy zZzZz’ing 🙂
Well that sums it up pretty nicely, wouldn’t you say? 🙂