Happy New Year!!! 2014 was off to a rocky yet amazing start =) First the good thing, I was featured in People Magazine….gasp…..I still can’t believe it. I have to say it was pretty darn amazing opening People at the grocery store and seeing a picture of me in it! I think I am still on cloud 9 with this one. One of our local news stations also featured me due to my People article, I kind of felt like a celebrity.
Now the rocky part, I started 2014 with a doozy of a COLD. I honestly haven’t been this ill in about 3 years. It knocked me off my feet. When it first hit me I thought I was fine, had even planned on continuing with my training and working out. Well then the cold got worse. It really put me in a hard predicament. My training has been going very well, now do I risk it and take time off? I felt like I had an angel and a devil on my shoulder one being my body saying SERIOUSLY REST the other being my mind saying oh come on you’re doing so good this could be a setback.
Well…. I had to listen to my body. I rested, and then rested more, and yep a bit more after that. I took a whole week off of training/working out. I can’t remember a time during my journey where I have taken this amount of time off of physical activity. There were a few days where all I did was sleep and Nyquil became a new friend. I lost my appetite (which might not have been too bad of a thing considering the number of Christmas cookies I consumed) and found myself consuming as much Vitimin C as I could stomach.
After a week of rest I slowly made my way back to the gym. It sure wasn’t easy and the cold was still lingering BUT I did it. Slowly but surely I have started to feel better. My body has slowly been adjusting to my usual routine.
So this has been a learning experience for me. My biggest fear was all my training/hard work I have invested in myself would be diminished. I was scared my body was going to go into lazy mode. Well I was wrong! I survived and my body is adjusting to going back to training just fine. Yes it was a small little set back but I seriously think I needed a mini break.
So as we enter 2014 and you all start training REMEMBER listen to your body, it’s ok to take breaks!! I had to learn this lesson and I am sure happy I did! 2014 is going to be a great year I just know it =)