Not sure why, but my body needs a bit of a break.
While I have been happy (psychologically) to work out, my body is sending me some minor signals that it needs to rest.
If I look at the past couple weeks, I have done my usual : gone to aqua gym, run, done my Jillian Michaels DVD, lifted some weights… At the same time I have been tired, which is not like me. I have been having a hard time waking up before 7 (even though I am sleeping soundly), my kidneys are sore, my knee hurt, and my muscles were fatigued. This is NOT me.
Similarly, my digestive system is kind of out of whack. I have been very very bloated.
I am sure there is some relation with my state of stress.
- I have said before that I love my job, my company and the people I work with. But the French economy really sucks and every single day is an uphill battle to satisfy clients, find smarter and less expensive solutions and manage change.
- My daughter has some big tests at school and she has been sick
- My kitchen still is not finished (we added some more cabinets and it is missing the doors)
I think this is all just taking a bit of a toll. However, I do not want to complain because all of this is very minor in the bigger scheme of things. So I am just taking it in stride and being kind to myself.
I strongly feel we have to listen to our bodies, take a break if needed, respect it, and I am sure the energy levels and motivation to exercise will come back in a bit. We have two long weekends coming up, a perfect time to catch up on my rest, get back into healthy eating, and generally reenergize.
I will be back to myself in no time !
Its Saturday morning here and I am looking forward to the weekend. We have a family event this evening and its mother’s day tomorrow.
Have a great weekend !
Do you ever get into a rut ? How does your body tell you it needs some rest ? What have you got planned this weekend ?