However, I was surprised to find that all week I was majorly craving exercise! I was feeling antsy to do a circuit, go for a run or do some yoga, especially after browsing through some motivational blogs, but a congested nose and persistent cough forbade it. It's so silly because usually I’m running through a whole lot of excuses as to why I can’t workout (it’s too early, it’s too late, I’m too hungry, tomorrow!). Was this the universe playing a practical joke on me?
Again I’m reminded not to take my health for granted. As shitty as it is to be constantly attending to a runny nose and feeling lethargic, headachy, fluey and well shit really (all of which contribute to a shitty sleep which further exacerbates the problem), it's also a reminder to appreciate your health. Anyway I am happy to report that while the flu hasn’t quite left the building (my body) yet, I am feeling A LOT better and was even well enough to do a 30minute circuit on Monday. And after I felt incredible! Back on my game. I continued with a yoga sesh on Tuesday and another circuit yesterday. Today I gave myself a break, but intend to do another circuit tomorrow and squeeze in a run over the weekend. It’s like I have all this stored up energy that is waiting to be released.
There’s really no feeling quite like the rush of endorphins you get from breaking up a sweat. Even when I’m feeling super sluggish, during which the sight of tight workout leggings make me squirm, I’m always amazed how great I feel after a bit of huffing and puffing and a good stretch.
Are you in a slump?
Here’s some fitspiration.
Yoga, Pilates, Weights, Running, Sport, Walk, Skip, Dance, Rollerblade, Box, Surf...It’s all good sister!