Dancing the cha cha

Sometime life requires you to take a step back. It’s tough.

I have been pushing through for so long that my body finally pushed back. It’s making me think about how often in my life my body has had to scream to be heard.

I am exhausted. I am having major issues with my inner carb monster. I am struggling to exercise. I am weepy. My body hurts and I feel sick all the time. Think they might be related?

How can I be so tired when I feel all I do is sleep? Last night I went to bed at 10. I woke up at 6. That is 8 hours… But is it? I went to bed at 10. I fell asleep after 11. I woke up at 1:45. I went back to sleep somewhere around 2. Woke up at 4:30. Went back to sleep and woke up again at 5:30. I was out of bed by 6. So, while 10-6 is 8 hours… I was asleep 5 hours. Hmmmm.

I know this week has had extenuating circumstances. I worked 16 hours in the direct sun with a hat and sunscreen for cover. But I was on my feet 90% of the time. I had 3 kids in my house. Great kids, but cooking, cleaning, and entertaining them takes energy. The holiday with the fireworks is stressful.

I know all of this adds up to why I am exhausted. So logically I can understand. My body is forcing me to slow down and take a serious look at what is important. Sleep… Eating well… Exercise… These lead to my health. Without these I can not play… Because I simply don’t have the energy… And I worked to hard to get healthy to wreck it!!!!!

Life is a dance. Sometimes it’s a waltz, and today it’s a cha cha.

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