Sunday, 29 November 2015

Listen to your body, it usually knows best!

Hello lovelies,
Tuesday this week was my first day back in the gym after taking nearly two weeks off for being sick. So I thought this blog post would be about listening to your body and giving it time to heal.

Usually I’m not very good at this, a little cough & runny nose doesn’t typically stop me from going to the gym, which is quite bad. When you’re ill, even just a little the last thing your body needs in more strain. Your body is already in a constant fight against the yucky cold the last thing it needs is you trying to squat your body weight.

What it really need is time, rest and teaaaaa :)

Because I’m the most impatient person ever, I would usually take two or three rest days and then think to myself ohh I’ll be fine, I’ll just do a light session. And then just feel worse the day after or just be sick for longer than I would have been.

This time I was determined not to make the same mistake, plus I really couldn’t afford to be sick for long with all of my university deadlines. So I tried to give me body time, tea & vitamins.
I made sure I was going to bed early so my body could get a few hours extra sleep to fight off whatever was going wrong.

Then I was also drinking loads and loads of water & tea. My favour tea at the moment is Clipper’s Mango Green Tea (no this is not some tea sponsor! Haha) I just really like this flavour, plus I like the idea that my teabags haven’t been bleached.

I was trying to stock up on vitamins by adding extra fruit and veggie portions to my meals. Apples, mandarins, plums, spinach, broccoli etc. the more the better!

The last thing left to do, was just to give it time.

Don’t be afraid to miss a few gym sessions – listen to your body, it usually knows best.

Stay happy & healthy lovelies!



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