One of the fears that I had when I started this Journey was that my body would not cooperate. As I have said and many of you already knew, I have struggled with illness, chronic pain, etc...for the past several years and particularly for the past several months. So...when I made the decision to start working out, changing my life schedule and eating habits...I really wondered if I would be able to overcome some of those obstacles. And as those of you following along know, I have been able to push through most of that, begin to change my life and my work outs have been going surprisingly well.
Today was different. My body and mind felt exhausted. Completely overwhelmed. By midday I had a severe migraine and I felt completely beat. So here is the struggle for me...I have to be able to discern when to "push through" and when to listen to my body. Everyone has bad days, tired days, etc...and many people just keep going. Today though I chose to listen to my body...I chose to not push through and I chose to rest. It was not some laborious decision either...I was exhausted and I know that if I don't listen then I would CRASH. That is not the direction I want to head. I want this to be a healthy experience. I want to accomplish this Journey and I want to do it in a way that supports a complete new way of life me...without crashes. My crashes have a tendency to last for weeks at a time and I can't afford to do that again...in a lot of ways.
So today was a little hard...for me, this was my first really bad day physically. I am 5 weeks in to this Journey and most of my days have been fantastic. So, I am pretty happy with those results. I will start again tomorrow...still inspired...still ready to Forge On and still so grateful to God for providing me with the strength to move forward and make this change.
So Here We Go...Hello Monday!!!! Journey 120-"Mawa" Inspired!!
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."