From about the 15th, December was a write off for me. I was struck down with a stomach bug, (I think that was my third one in 2014!) I blame the nursery and its little rug rats filled with all sorts of lovely germs. I managed to hold it together for Christmas Day and Boxing Day only to wake up on the 27th with yet another stomach bug! WTF? And I had a cold / cough on / off throughout this time as well. Of course I didn’t have much get-up-and-go so the last thing I felt like doing was exercise, which made me even more grumpy. December was not a good month. But its over, yay!
I woke up on New Years Day feeling tired from a late night, but generally OK… We all got up and got out the house for a lake walk and some lunch and I started to feel better. In the evening I dug out my trusty yoga DVD and did a 30mins session. It was difficult but great to get moving! The next day I met up with some friends and we hit the local pool for some laps. I’ve been to the pool since then busting out 30mins of solid laps and it feels amazing to feel my muscles ache again after not using them for a while! My goal through the winter is to swim twice a week and do yoga once a week, so far so good.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that its never great being ill, but once you feel your body has recovered, down’t let yourself stay in that horrible slump, its a downward spiral. Force yourself to do some gentle exercise to get those endorphins going and you’ll feel so much better for it. Now I wake up in the morning hungry again and ready to get up rather than peeling myself off the mattress wishing for just 10 more minutes. Its a new year, get moving xx
Our post swim endorphin smile filled faces 🙂