9 days later....
Thursday, January 24, 2013
i had a tooth removed last week. i didn't realize how cruddy i really felt until i started to feel better after it was gone. what i thought was a serious case of the winter blahs, was my body fighting the infection. i'm starting to feel like myself again...got some serious exercise in yesterday..dancing, walking and jumping. it feels great. i know i can't make up for a month of little exercise, but all is not lost. moving forward.....
ps....i just read an article: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
talking about learning from mistakes.....i realized i have changed my life radically in sooo many ways. when i read what the author said about respecting our limits, this hit me HARD: "I learned the hard way that listening to your body is so important. If you're really fatigued, take a day off. If you're sick and have no energy, rest. Pushing through physical pain, emotional pain, and fatigue is never a good idea. Listen closely to what your body is telling you, and treat it like you would your best friend. Be loving, kind and respectful." this has been one of my biggest challenges...as i was waiting for my dentist appt., i felt horrible...instead of pushing myself, i actually took it easy. i felt guilty, but i reasoned with my crazy-driven self and wisdom ruled---i rested, and allowed my body to fight the infection. sometimes a bigger victory is doing NOTHING. weird, huh?