Today’s post is short and sweet. Literally.
There are 2 things I have learned on my quest to be a healthier person, and they may surprise you.
1. Take Time to Rest
I injured my knee last fall because I failed to take time to rest from working out. Too much running too many days in a row, and I couldn’t go running for a couple months.
In addition, usually Saturdays are my intense workout days, but this Saturday I didn’t work out at all. My week was exhausting, I had already put in 5 good workouts for the week, and my body was begging me to slow down. So I did- Saturday and Sunday I rested. And you know what, it was okay. It actually helped me and probably prevented muscle injury because I wasn’t pushing a sore and tired body.
2. Eat Ice Cream Sundaes
You may be saying “whaaaaat!?” But seriously- take time to enjoy a food you love. I finished work Friday, came home and had a a few emotional moments to say the least, moments that reflected the intensity of my week. So Friday night AND Sunday night I ate something I love- really creamy gelato and then a turtle ice cream sundae last night.
Honestly, health is more than being toned and fit- it’s truly about your emotional and mental health as well.
Last week I was exhausted and had already put in 5 hard workouts for the week, so I got to Saturday and told myself it was time to slow down. Because I had eaten well and exercised during the week and ate well during the days this weekend, I ate a nice ice cream sundae last night to seal off my weekend.
2 Things I Know:
Slow down and rest. Sit down and eat ice cream.