I'm sure a lot of you will identify with taking on too many things with too little time. I am really good at starting projects. Sign up for Strala Yoga training, check. Certification course to be a Women's Fitness Specialist, check. Two fitness shoots this week, check. Add more classes to the teaching schedule, check.
I love everything I listed above. I'm excited about every venture! But I didn't plan to get hurt. I didn't plan to pull an intercostal muscle in my rib. Nor did I plan to get appendicitis. And I sure as hell didn't plan to have them at the same time. When every twist, movement, breath and laugh sends me doubled over in pain, all of my projects hover over my head, each project tapping me on the shoulder, waiting to be called on.
Don't even get me started on the hiccups. I had them for 10 minutes yesterday afternoon and felt like a rib cracked every quick breath in. (Keep in mind, I minored in theater and can be a bit dramatic at times).
So, how does one stay motivated when their body is their job? Rest. You read that right, good ol' fashion, hang out in my sweats, watch a couple shows, research, read, take pictures of the food I created, (because I have the time) and connect socially behind the screen.
I know that if I do everything my heart and mind are telling me to do, I will have to take more time off and healing won't be as quick. I had a few injured girls in our Fit Girl Seattle class today, so we didn't do any strenuous exercises, we broke it down and took it back to basics.
Have a sip of your grandparents medicine and stop moving so fast. Meals taste better when you take the time to eat them. Email quality increases because you take time to formulate sentences. The house looks better because you have the energy to look around and see what needs improvement.
We all have off days, even weeks or months. I'm not a tough lover, I am a believer in receiving the kind of care your body wants and deserves. Take my word for it.