Listening to my body

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I hear this every time I take a class or work with a trainer, but being the type of person I am, I never cared to understand what this meant.

And then I had what I guess is called an AHA moment this morning.

I was MISERABLE yesterday! I mean stay outta my way cranky!!

Friday had me hopping with taking care of work, home and kids- pushing to get it all done so I could enjoy the long weekend. And Friday night we were meeting other families out for a bowling night. Well- you know how the surviving restaurants guide says to beware food at entertainment type places? I ended up with the 1400 calorie quesadilla!

I had fun bowling pathetically and laughing at myself. And laughing even harder at my son as he tossed the bowling ball!

But Saturday morning, deep in regret of the day before, feeling the out of whack emotions from the changes I've been making joining Spark, and feeling just a bit pre-menopausal hormonal PMS-y. I became the Wicked Witch of TX!

I grumbled through the day, scrubbing my house in anger (yeah there was some upside in it) but nipping at everyone else for not helping out. Finally I stomped off to bed shortly after midnight.

And slept till 10:30 am!

I woke up this morning feeling the hope of a new day.

I ate a healthy breakfast and enjoyed coffee on the patio, relishing the 7o degree morning and watching my puppies play.

Did a cardio workout and ten minutes of yoga, showered and drank a ton of water.

And I felt AMAZING! (Just a little naughty for sleeping through church, but I got over it.)

I slept ten and a half hours because I have been pushing my body and not giving back, so whether I was ready to listen or not, my body was going to do what it needed me to do- REST so I could re energize.

OK body, you made your point, I get it, I'm listening.
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    I don't listen to my body enough!
    I guess that is why I keep hurting my legs :(
    Thanks for the post. It is good to be reminded.

    BTW... God still loves you :)
    3928 days ago
    I've heard we are a nation of people short on sleep. Over the weekend I went to bed early a couple of nights and slept in a bit those mornings.. and I got to experience what it's like to feel well-rested. I've decided I'm going to try to make it a point to get my sleep more often even if I have to go to bed a bit earlier. It's hard though if you've got teens who are up and about and making noise. I've got two teenage boys, 17 and 15.

    Yup, we need to listen to our bodies!

    BTW, we lived in El Paso for about 4 years when our boys were little. We loved it. I realize that is quite a ways from where you are. Welcome to SP!


    3928 days ago
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    Wow, you are so right. I had a similar experience this weekend. I slept like 11 hours last night. I rarely get more than 6 hours....usually less. Have a great relaxing Holiday!
    3930 days ago
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