Had to cancel my acupuncture appointment for this evening… while I was hoping I’d be better in time, I’m not and I don’t wanna spread my germs to anyone else (we all know people who do that!) so as bummed as I am (I look forward to these appointments!), I’d rather reschedule and contain my germs than spread them around!
I try to practice the Golden rule – I don’t like others being irresponsible and exposing all of us to their germs (especially as a prego with a weakened immune system!) so I don’t recklessly expose others to my germs.
Doing much better but still not 100%, I’m well rested but going a little stir crazy, haha.
Hoping to wake up feeling freakin’ fantastic tomorrow!
Ahhhh, stretching 💕
You simply cannot go as hard as I do, as consistently and intensely, and then NOT dedicate time to stretching that all back out.
And yes, many moons ago, I basically WAS that girl that often skipped warm up, and cool down… and stretching was never a consistent part of my routine, really.
But Sara and I have been dedicating one day a week to different stretching-based workouts, and I really have been feeling like it’s exactly what my body needs!
Ohhh did this soak feel out-of-this-world AMAZING!
I deserved this! My body worked really hard acquiring those 175 miles, in addition to the intense 8 week fitness program I did at the same time.
A little soak helped ease those muscles and restore them, and it felt so good!
Do you like Epsom salt soaks?
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! 🎉
WHY do I workout 6 days a week?
WHY do I get up before the sun?
WHY do I post about it?
For more energy.
For stress relief.
For the challenge.
For an escape.
For the feel-good endorphins.
For my health.
And full disclosure? For the MUSCLES!
Those are some of my reasons WHY!
Why do YOU do what you do?
This goof kept me company for some of my workout, which started off rough due to a headache and low sugars, so she sat me down, told me to eat a banana and let it work it’s magic, and then get to it when I was ready.
I do not always love the “waiting period”, but it’s important to not begin an intense workout on low blood sugars – to do so would be silly and irresponsible, and while I have my flaws, I would like to think that I have become a responsible person who puts my health first over my pride and ego (or at least, it is a work in progress!)
Coach Roxy is all business, and she does her coaching from the comfort of the couch!
I love her so much, sometimes I honestly feel she senses when Mama needs some help/company and stays with me… of course, it could just be that she’s a female dog who does what she wants, but in my Mama heart, I feel like she just knows…
Couldn’t bring myself to run this morning as my body is pretty drained right now, but some foam rolling felt pretty good…
Self care is still important!
Today I had my last appointment with this guy, my eye doc, because he is embarking upon the slightly slower paced life known as retirement… and I cried!
Because… little known fact about me, but I dread most doc appointments. Suffering a sudden, profound hearing loss in my Tweens, I was poked, prodded, tested, examined, and hooked up to machines CONSTANTLY growing up. I know, it all served a VERY good purpose, but as a young kid, it can be exhausting and overwhelming, too.
And especially, having lost one major sense, I was always VERY hypersensitive to my eyes, but this guy ALWAYS put me at ease with his manner, always explained what he was doing so I could understand, and never made me feel like a baby – I always got some laughs at my appointments with him and I mean, have we met? LAUGHTER IS MY HAPPY PLACE! A doc’s office doesn’t usually bring about such a happy vibe! 😊
I know, it’s silly, but it is what it is… He always made me feel much more relaxed, and I think that’s really an extremely important trait in a medical professional!
Do you have a doctor your life that you just adore?
Do you practice self love? There are a million ways to do this; it’s so easy to do, but so many of us gloss over it, using time, money, commitments etc… as EXCUSES.
Three of my top ways to show myself some love for cheap/free are
- Epsom Salt Soak
- Leisurely walk
It doesn’t have to be costly or complicated!
What is one of your fave ways to show yourself some love?