Yesterday was a tough day. I was very tired. I woke up kind of ready to go, got my work out clothes on and was not able to get on the treadmill. Just too fatigued! I finally got myself to work and had a really hard time focusing. When I am tired, fatigued and/or stressed, I feel the symptoms of the Hemi Facial Spasms. It's a lot of pressure in my head (like a tension headache), facial twitching and a feeling in my head that I cannot explain. It's one of those feelings that I get, that tell me, you've over done it!! You better rest!
Well yesterday was my day to see my trainer. I was so determined to get to the gym. So after work, I headed my car in her direction and finally realized that I could not make it. You see I have limitations!!
I don't know if this problem is a Blessing or a curse. My body, especially my head, lets me know when I've pushed myself too far. If I don't get enough rest, power through too many days, and if I don't eliminate stress, my body tells me by effecting my head.
You know I don't want this limitation right now. I want to go and do. I don't want to retreat back into my house to rest. Not now ~ I've got things to do!!!
So it makes me wonder if I will ever get to realize the dreams I have. Maybe I will get there, just not all at once and not all right now. Seems I've put my life on hold for so long, that now that I feel better in my body and can move it, I want to do everything. Cram as much in a day that I can. The reality is....I am limited ~ I need to take care of myself. I need to listen to this body and when it says rest, I need to do it.
So last night, I rested. I feel a whole lot better today. Just a small sensation in my head. I have energy and was able to get on my treadmill. Ahhhhh!!!!
Stats from yesterday....
Food tracking: Done
Water: 100+ oz
Another reason to listen to my body, when I'm tired, I cannot make my goals!
How about you...does your body let you know when you need rest?