Taking Care of Yourself.

Hey Friends,

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?

Published by thetrainerlife

NYC based Personal Trainer. Weight lifter, Runner, foodie and lover of anything that makes me sweat.

2 thoughts on “Taking Care of Yourself.

  1. 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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

food to glow

feel good food that's good for you

Hybrid Fitness Blog

Truth, not trends - Your online source for performance, progression and results

Talking To My Weight Loss Counselor - God

My weight loss counseling sessions with God


a motherhood community for moms who do it all

Femme Fitale Fit Club Blog

A fitness lifestyle blog inspiring women to live healthy and fit lifestyles

Cooking Without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Integrative Fitness and Therapy

Work Smarter Not Harder

Burpees to Bubbly

Because good workouts deserve bubbly rewards!


Nature • Animals • Beauty



Running On Healthy

Living Life Healthy, Fit, and Happy

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Food...cooking...eating....tools - What works, and what doesn't!

fit and busy

"If you don't make time for fitness now, you will have to make time for sickness later"

Wife Mom Runs

Eat, Sleep, Run, Repeat... Oh, and raising a family.

Life In The Gym

A strange thing happened today...

Pink Running Kicks

Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit!


Running Toward: Health, Wellness & PEACE ............................................ Running From: Insanity, Screaming Children, Housework & a Big Ass

%d bloggers like this: