The last few weeks, I have been dealing with headaches. I could not figure out the cause and it was super frustrating. Basic tasks felt really hard, the rest of my mind and body wanted to continue on with my day but my headache screamed, “no way lady!”.
It made me reflect on my lifestyle choices the last few weeks. Cue in the holidays. Lack of routine, lack of normal eating, low water intake, little to no exercise, etc. Then there is the week after the holidays where we all basically have a “holiday hangover” and feel like a giant block of cheese. Bleh.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays and I am grateful for that time. But it became evident that duh, my headache is stemming from all the things listed above. I needed to get back in my normal rhythm. Back to a normal sleep schedule, being more intentional with my water intake, prepping healthy meals, exercising again, etc brought my headache to a halt and I felt good almost immediately. A member made a powerful statement a few weeks back, “I workout to make the mundane, daily tasks easier” and boy, does that ring true!
I eat healthy, exercise, drink lots of water, and do my best to prioritize sleep (hello two kiddos under two) not because I plan to be the fittest on earth, but because I want all areas of my life to feel good. I want to carry my laundry basket downstairs with ease, I want to know that I can engage my core and trust my strong legs to get me across that snow covered, potentially slippery parking lot. I want to wake up headache free so I can be present for my family and in my career. Life is already so complicated and messy, I don’t want my health to feel that way too if I can avoid it.
So here’s your gentle shove, go make that meal prep recipe you have saved, go sign up at that gym, start charging your phone in a different room than you sleep, start bringing that water bottle with you wherever you go. We make it complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here’s to making the mundane tasks easy, and having more strength for the complicated ones.
Cheering for you always!