If anything can get my mood brighter in the morning, its waking up with the realization it’s Friday.
It has definitely been a weird few days over here…
*orange blossom teaaaa. Yep, drank that bad boy hot, even though its a million degrees out*
*Went on a coffee date with some friends and of course took a selfy because I’m that cool.*
My appetite has been a bit off the charts from what I’m used to. While I am rolling with this hunger, its a bit odd for me to be experiencing. In the whole time I’ve been in recovery I’ve never really ever felt hungry. Its bizarre how the body will adapt when you start giving it less nutrition, not to say I didn’t ever “feel hungry”, but I just got used to ignoring it.
If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know I have a crazy love for intensity workouts. I enjoy the feeling of working my muscles to the limit and reaching that point where I feel I can go no longer. Call me crazy, but I just like it.
I like to get my heart rate up, and get the most bang for my buck with my workout routine. However, these workouts are not meant to be done Every. Single. Day. And that is what I have been doing.
I’ve been dealing with some headache and body pain for a while. Before it gets out of control I stepped back, took a look at my recent workouts and realized my routine has been filled with heavy duty routines for a while, so for now I’m going to scale back a bit.
Its so important I get my hormones back to normal and if that means increasing my weight a little and decreasing my activity then so be it. I want to be healthy and not live a half life of semi-healthiness. I’ve put a lot of thought into this and its just what will work for me right now.
*I then topped it with a protein frosting of coconut oil + protein powder, which I of course forgot to picture. It was so good though, it froze to the “ice cream” and made a nice shell-like topping.*
Enter in more pilates, yoga, and once a week spin class or HIIT routine. I can’t quit it spin, I did go this morning and make sure I scaled down the class a significant amount.
Eating healthy and exercising are all apart of my health, but there is more to this picture which I think can tend to get overlooked in the blog world.
We need our emotional, physical, mental, spiritual wellness to be at a healthy level as well. I have been ignoring some other important aspects. Some days I wake up in frustration that I have a nagging headache, am fatigued, and stressed.
*Finally, topped with strawberries. Delicious, but definitely not your usual ice cream.*
I try to control these things with my diet and exercise routine, which sometimes will work. However, these things are not working.
If I look at things from an outside perspective, I realize that I need to regulate my hormones, get more sleep, and reduce stress. My mental wellness has improved a vast amount and I am able to get through the days with hardly any negative thinking, of course this depends day in day out, but for the most part I believe I am pretty positive.
Sometimes, I feel we focus too much on the nutrition and fitness habits, we also need sleep, positive relationships, and less stressful environments to be healthy. Of couse, these will all differ between every person. And that’s fine, we as humans are all different and that’s a great thing.
So what does this mean for my fitness?
My approach to my fitness routine the next month will be a more laid back approach. More stretching, yoga, weights, pilates, and less high intensity workouts.
Have you ever had to take a break from your fitness routine? What was your favourite workout of the week?
Have a super fabulous weekend!!