As my teammates know, I've been struggling with some late-season sore throat. I've got tonsils, and do they ever love a chance to explode and triple in size!
And, not to veer into complaint-land, but last night I had one of the top five worst headaches of my life. Does anyone know if there are lymph nodes on the back of the neck?
Enough of that. I'm seeing this as another, gentle lesson in course correcting. For me, that means realizing that all my talk about this being a life journey means that, sometimes, there are down times. Recess. Rest. Retreat.
Like a lot of Sparkers, I'm an all-or-nothing kind of girl. I'm 100% IN! Tracking every last sip of water! Taking all the steps I can!
Or, I'm disillusioned, disbelieving in myself, and taking a few months off the site completely.
We talk about this so much on SparkPeople - being gentle with ourselves, being forgiving. Being kind when something in us has compelled us to eat without stopping, or we've given up and not exercised for an entire week.
First lesson to self:
Staying on the couch when my tonsils are basketball-sized is self-care, not defeat.
Second lesson to self:
Finding balance at all times - and realizing that balance is an ocean wave, not a standing rock.
I'm here. I'm gentle. I am making the best decision in any given moment that I can.
This is not a race.
This is Life.
Otis Redding, "Try a Little Tenderness"