Sunday, October 14, 2012

Listen to your Body

I am exhausted right now, every muscle in my body hurts and I just feel drained. Wishing I was at home in my sweatpants and sweatshirt all curled up with a nice tea.

Talked to Andrew about only doing light cardio today based on how I feel and he agrees that I should listen to my body. So if that means rest today, I’ll rest. I may also concentrate on some stretching and yoga at home.

When I got home from work today, I still felt so tired that I did actually get into those sweats and I fell asleep for 3 hours. Woke up still not feeling refreshed, still achy and cold so I think a nice bath may be the next step.

It is important to listen to how you feel as much as it is important to push hard and be tough. I feel like I should work out but I know that today it could make me feel worse rather than better. My body is telling me it needs rest so I had better listen to it because at this stage I DO NOT want to get sick.

I am in good spirits even though I feel pretty crappy right now and although I am feeling hungrier on this diet, I am finding it ok so far. I do feel leaner already and I really want results plus those new runners as reward so I'm giving it my all.

I have had a bath now, slept a bunch, had my tea and the rest of my meals for the day. I didn't work out but again with how I feel I think it's best. I'll push hard and get back at it again tomorrow with leg day, aiming for 2 x cardio and intervals.

Note to self: When hungry, DO NOT watch TV. ( So many commercials for chocolate, for yogurt, ugggggggg)

Remember listening to your body is an important step; pushing to hard when you are already exhausted could do more harm than good. So allow your body the rest it deserves and get right back at it tomorrow.

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