Step Back and Listen
Are you really listening to your body or are you allowing your expectations of yourself to speak for it?
Do you know when you can push yourself or when you may need to back down to recover?
I think it is fair to say ladies that we know when we can push ourselves. We feel strong, energized and have #confidence within ourselves that we can achieve the given workout or run. On the other hand, do you know the signs of overtraining and if you do are you ignoring them?
Here are a couple to think about and that I know I am currently dealing with. Don’t act surprised, I am human too. ;)
Chronic or nagging injuries
Stress or Depression
Ladies these are all important! Not only in regards to how we perform during our runs or workouts, but also our everyday lives. For example, metabolic imbalances affect not only our weight but can affect our reproductive system, something you should be concerned about no matter what stage your reproductive system may be in.
Let me keep it real for a minute. I have found with myself that it isn’t the effort that I have to put into my runs or workouts that I struggle with, I got plenty of effort. It is my own expectations that I place on myself. I should always do better, go stronger, or beat my last time. That is my real struggle, the perfection or near perfection that I feel I should achieve. Who can relate? Who has been there? Who else is shaking their head at themselves right now?
Guess what?? I am not perfect, you are not perfect, no one is perfect and we need to remember that! IT is OKAY to not have good days, it is OKAY to fail, but it is NOT okay to run your body down to the point that it isn’t functioning properly.
My advice?? Step back, listen to your body and what is telling you and not what your expectations are wanting you to believe.
Train Hard, Train Smart, and Have Fun,
Hi guys!! Welcome to my thoughts and just some health information that I hope you can use! Let me just state this now. I am not a writer, English major, or even a blogger, so there will be mistakes in here.
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