Starting to be intentional about working out was one of the best and worst decisions I’ve made for myself. The best because I noticed that after a couple weeks of consistent exercise, my mind starts to feel clearer. I carry myself more confidently. I feel strong. My anxiety lessens. I am energized. My thoughts toward myself are kinder. Feeling like that is the best. This week has not been one of those weeks. I haven’t taken care of my body well. Chocolate, cookies, candy? Sure! Do I want to go to the gym? Psh, maybe next time… Here’s when I realized the worst part of working out for me. My body likes it. It craves it. When I neglect it, my body gets mad at me. Shoot. That is the worst. So I’ve spent this week feeling drained, bouncing back and forth between being lightheaded and having a headache. (As it turns out, the headaches were actually my body getting sick. So maybe go to a doctor if you’re feeling like that.) And anyone who knows me well can tell you that they can tell if I’m not taking care of my body by the way I treat them. My mind and body suffers. I’m more convinced now than ever of the connection between our bodies and our minds. When I don’t feel like working out, I want to remember that I am my most caring, confident, and healthy self when I have made time for exercise. Counterproductive as it may seem, if … Read More
This week, I was going to write about how much exercise affects my body and my mind. (Be on the lookout for that post soon!)But my body had other plans, so instead, it decided to get sick. Ha! Oh, the irony. In general, I try to keep it real on this space, and posting about working out while I was sick just didn’t feel genuine. So instead, here’s how my life has been going for the past day or two. I’ve spent a good amount of time watching Friends, being with friends who take care of me, and cuddling with this blanket (which you can learn how to make here). On the bright side, that’s left me with the time that I needed to be still before a busy week of schoolwork. Thankfully, I’m feeling better today, so hopefully this will just be a quickie little sickness and I can be fully functioning again soon! What helps you get back on your feet when you’re feeling under the weather?