I hope everyone had a good weekend. I wanted to take the time out to write about something that I have a hard time doing. Resting and slowing down! As my mother would say I jam pack my days with little room for the unexpected. And the unexpected is…, I came down with a cold. It is super frustrating because my schedule does not a lot for me to rest right now. Yesterday I ran my first half marathon in almost two years, and it was awesome! However, the night before I felt a tickle in my throat one I’ve felt many times before,usually when I’m on the verge of getting sick. Did that stop me from running, HECK NO! Let’s just say I’m paying for it now.
As I was teaching my lunch time TRX class today I was in the middle of giving instructions and realized that my voice just disappeared and everyone was looking at me because my lips were moving and nothing was coming out. This was my body telling me that I need to take more time out to just breathe! I need to take care of myself first and foremost or I am no good to my clients. How can I promote a healthy wellness type of lifestyle if I’m not treating myself in that manner. My go to remedy when I’m sick is honey, lemon, and fresh ginger or (hot lemonade) as my mother likes to call it. And drinking Emergen-C packets like I have stock in the company. See I’m even doing it with my recovery, I’m trying to rush it! Half of this is me and half of it is me living in the city that never sleeps. If we are not constantly moving we feel like we are not doing anything. Which is not true. Rest is rejuvenating to the mind, body and spirit and is part of a healthy lifestyle. But, I get so caught up with my schedule I seem to forget that sometimes.
So, luckily I have tomorrow off from work. Normally my days off are spent doing an extra long gym session or a nice long run. I plan not to leave my house and just rest. No meal prepping, no washing clothes (well maybe just two loads. See I have to stop), no scheduling! Just rest! Let’s see how well I do at not doing. Does anyone else have this problem of taking the rest that you need? Or am I alone in this?
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This is such an important message. I used to have an issue with taking time off when I’m sick, but now I know slowing down and resting is imperative to wellness and healing.
Hope you’re feeling better soon.
Thank you. I’m making sure to slow down so I don’t relapse. It’s not easy but I know it will benefit me in the long run.