This week I continued the Find Your Balance in February Challenge. In addition to my running challenge [run/walk at least 2 miles everyday] I also try to do one healthy thing every day in an effort to live a healthier lifestyle. This week I needed a lot of rest. It was very hard for me to slow down and just let go of the things I needed to do. I only got one run in but it was a good one.
Sunday: Walked 1 mile each way to and from yoga.
Monday: Made chickpea burgers and coconut tortillas
Tuesday: Walked 1 mile 2 and from yoga
Wednesday: Pilates class and walked 1 mile each way to and from yoga.
Friday: Run 4 miles.
Saturday: Rested and tried carrot and rice soup.
Overall this week was a learning experience. I tried coconut yogurt for the first time. I will be working on the recipe some more. My mom loves it, I don’t. My Friday run was not as fast as last week but I still felt good. I also feel better overall having taken the time to rest.
How to you convince yourself to rest?
Yum…coconut yogurt sounds really good! 🙂 When I need to slow down and rest, I try to do something relaxing to distract myself such as crocheting or watching a video on the computer. I also try to take half hour naps every day. It usually works with getting some energy back. 🙂
I’m not a fan of yoghurt but I love anything with coconut. It must taste great! When I need to rest I would normally listen to some soothing music and relax or I browse Pinterest to keep up with the latest natural hair trends.