When You Feel Like A Hot Mess…

When you feel like a HOTT MESS…  Get some rest.

I need to take my own advice, but it is so hard.

I have been going hard since I got here at the end of September.  This is Week #8 of the quarter, I just finished my 3rd week of intermittent fasting and my 2nd week of Keto.  Although today I feel all thrown off…

I have been sick since Thursday and I am recovering from a procedure I had on Sunday.  Today I tried going to class, but I think I went a little too “hard in the paint.”  I felt so worn out and could not stop coughing so I went home early.

It is hard for me to slow down and I am worried about losing momentum.  I did not do my gym workout yesterday or today and I think I am just going to declare this a rest week.  I am hoping to go to a Dance Fitness Instructor licensing workshop this upcoming Saturday so I better take the the time now to rest and recover.

I am also worried because my nutrition was off today.  I had some soup and my roommate gave me some of her homemade taro rice.  It was low in sugar, but I am sure high in carbs even though I only had a tiny bowl.

That is the only problem with going hard is it gets too easy to be over critical of yourself.  I know that a year ago I ate whatever I wanted all the time so I just need to remember that eating a little rice on a day that I am sick is not going to stop my progress.

Also, taking a few days of to rest and recover when sick is not going to make me get out of shape.  The key is to feel better then pick back up where I left off.

Apparently resting is something I have struggled with in the past.

How do you justify resting when there are millions of things you think you should be doing?!?!  Please comment below to share your tips and tricks with me.  I NEED HELP!

I am going to start by choosing to take tomorrow off to rest the entire day.  Wish me luck!

❤ Alana

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