All that culture last night resulted in no workout this morning. In fact, it was a rough week in general. And actually--I've debated writing about this for fear of coming off as a whiny...but, hey, why not?--I haven't felt great lately. Since before Christmas, if I'm being honest. But I also can't totally explain how I feel. Mostly, I suppose, it's a general feeling of unhealthyness.
It's not that I'm not trying: you know we've been attacking our morning workouts; we create lots of healthy meals at home; I have been sleeping more than usual; I'm even doing yoga again. But there's something making me feel unhealthy, and I can't put my finger on what it is or why it's having such an effect on me.
But I do know that I control how I feel. My plan:
- Remember perspective. I am still an overall healthy person, even if I'm not feeling it lately.
- To reduce that yucky feeling, I need to cut out the yucky stuff. While I'm not into cleanses or fasts, I think I could do a week of no refined sugar and no alcohol. I think that change will help me mentally reset and feel better.
- Maintain balance. I've been doing well with my workouts lately, and I can't let this feeling push me beyond my limits. 5-6 workouts per week, while listening to my body, is plenty.
- Increase the good stuff. I can always add more fruits, vegetables, and water. And certainly more positive thoughts about myself.
Tomorrow Terry and I are heading to San Diego to see my "baby" (she's a freshman in college, but I remember when she was born) cousin play water polo. We really love that area of Southern California, and we're looking forward to a night away to relax. I also have Monday off, so I can't wait for a pupil-free day of grading! Hooray!
How do you get rid of that unhealthy feeling? Any suggestions?