Words of the Day: In Sickness & in Health
I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
After finallllyy beating my sinus infection on Monday, on Tuesday I came down with a cold/flu/blech situation. I could hardly get off the couch. The most frustrating thing has been that I usually never get sick, so being slowed down for pretty much a solid week has really bummed me out. I’ve been pretty good at doing yoga despite feeling ill, but my normal schedule has been bent out of shape and my 10k training has fallen to the wayside (running when you can’t breathe? I don’t think so). So that is disappointing.
I am a super impatient person (one of the reasons that yoga is so good for me, it breeds patience), so I’ve been really frustrated. I feel like I’ve been doing all the right stuff (sleeping, taking it easy, etc.) and not recovering as quickly as I want. Though my friend Hannah reminded me that this might be a way my body is telling me to slow down.
So, as far as that affects my yoga journey, I’m allowing myself to take breaks if I need to. I’m also deciding not to schedule myself so tightly, and affirm HEALTH. I realize if I want to stop being sick and tired, I should stop telling myself that I am.
So, with a great yoga class today (a Detox class from YogaGlo) and a (hopefully) soon-to-be good night’s sleep, I’m reminding myself that I am whole, healthy and well. Namaste.
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