Just One Hour
The other day I was tired. T.I.R.E.D. How did I overcome that tiredness? I did what all too many force themselves not to do. I gave in, I gave up, and I took a nap. It was wonderful. Although exercise and eating well are two components of overall well-being, on this particular day I was sabotaging both and my tiredness was not doing my body any favors. It's a domino effect. When I'm tired I crave bad for me food. When I eat bad for me food I get a stomach ache. When I get a stomach ache the LAST thing I want to do is workout out. That's just the "healthy" stuff, let's not even touch on my mood when I'm overly tired. It's the opposite of my bubbly, happy self and I'll be the first to admit it. I turn into either a sensitive, sappy baby or a bear who's path would be best to steer clear of (I think the negative mood can also be attributed to the negative food choices). So, on this particular day I decided to try something different. Instead of sticking to what has now become my routine to workout at a certain time each day, I devoted my hour-long workout time to something much more important. Sleep. Yes, me, the early bird who can't settle her mind long enough to close her eyes, took a nap. Like a drool-on-your-pillow, never-felt-so-good nap. After that nap I felt a million times better than I did before. Although I didn't get my workout in this day (which would have been half-hearted anyway), I wasn't craving unhealthy foods, felt back on track and was a much more pleasant person. So, if your schedule allows, take a nap. It will do your body and your relationships good.
12/2/2014 09:38:57 am
Just came upon this post......naps are fabulous! And I am proud of you for working out and eating healthy. Keep it up, and you won't be sorry! And take a nap when you need it, of course :)
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