It’s not a low day, I am actually feeling rather cheerful. I was supposed to have a spin class at 9.45 today but I cancelled it and I will tell you for why.
Recently My workout regime has been weights on Monday, spin Tuesday, weights and spin Wednesday, spin Thursday, weights Friday and then teaching dance all Saturday.
However yesterday I got my monthly lady time (sorry fellas deal with it) now normally I just power on through but with the way my stomach has been acting these past couple of weeks (not my best buddy) my tummy pains are just all over the place badness. So I woke up this morning at my usual 7 am alarm, turned it off, rolled over and went back to sleep for another half an hour. I then called the gym, cancelled my spin class and I have been sat on my bed watching youtubers ever since (it currently being 10.16). I am still in my pjs and I just don’t care. Not in a ‘It’s my time I can do what I want to’ kind of way but in a ‘I really need to start listening to my body and be it’s friend again’ kind of way.
Listening to my body
This is something I am not good at…well I try and listen…then ignore it anyway. This week especially, after my stomach ache issues pretty much doubling recently, I have tried to change a few things:
- I have tried to only eat when I am hungry and not when I think I should to avoid hunger…Failed. I genuinely get a little anxious if I think I am late for a meal time even if I’m not hungry…I worry about what will happen if I don’t eat at the standard time (answer is…I’ll get hungry and then I should eat-not a big issue)
- I have tried to take a deep breathe before eating things I want to eat but don’t need (mainly chocolate) and think “is this gonna make my tummy hurt”…Failed. Normally goes like this:
Me “is this gonna make my tummy hurt”
Tummy “yes Carys it is…best not yeah?”
Me “meh- worth it”
So yeah, I’m a bit rubbish. But I eat healthily, I exercise a lot…I just like my sweet treats…and I doubt that will ever change. I don’t know what is causing my stomach to hurt on the regular but I will endeavour to find a sustainable solution to the problem (sustainable meaning I still get my treats but without the pain!)
So there you go, I am still in my Pjs, lying on my bed, watching You Tube.
I will go to the gym at some point (I’m feeling a leg day).
I will try and stop myself eating things I know will give me bad times.
And later I’m going with my friend to watch my super talented lil sis in a show!
Even though I’m in all sorts of pain right now I’m feeling optimistic about today!
Hope you are too xx
EDIT: When I say I am trying to eat when I’m hungry and not at a set time I mean I’m trying not to force myself to eat if I’m really not hungry. Not that you shouldn’t eat at meal times…it’s all personal, what works for some doesn’t work for others!