Listening to your Body

Last night, we met some friends at dinner at a really fabulous and fun new restaurant. I was SO excited to try all this new food, and I knew we would probably order a good amount, so I made sure I was “good and hungry” before we went out to eat. Going forward, I’m never doing THAT again!

We were about 1/3 of the way through dinner, enjoying our company and small plates one by one as they were brought to our table…and then it hit me. Nausea. My stomach was NOT happy. I have always had an incredibly sensitive stomach, but this was a slam I hadn’t gotten in a looong time. My guess is the combination of certain foods on an empty stomach, that I usually avoid at all costs.

I knew it was time to leave, so I quietly asked Patrick if we could go, and he 100% knew what was going on in my stomach, and we ended the night so I could get home and lay in a ball in bed. YUCK! I hope that never happens again, but I’m so glad IΒ listened to my body and knew when it was the appropriate time to leave. Forcing myself to sit there and slam water while everyone else was eating would not have been the best night or decision I had ever made πŸ˜‰

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After a badly-needed, long night’s sleep, I decided to workout this morning, in an effort to sweat out any toxins I could from last night.

How do I do that?Β RUN.

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I decided to run 2 fast miles to really work up my sweat and heartrate. Then I got off the treadmill, did some abdominal work and stretched. A LOT.

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photo 5I did some easy inversions against the wall too, which really helped open my core and stretch out everything in my body.

photo 2 (2)photo 3 (2)I finished with two .5 mile sprints. Yeesh, those were tough.

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So I walked home and enjoyed the gorgeous sunrise and really let my body breathe and relax.

Listening to my body has been one of the best ideas I’ve actually listened to lately, and I know that I will always be grateful and glad that I do that.

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday ❀

Peace, xoxo


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