Listen to your body
I had a headache at work yesterday, I chalked it up to needing caffeine. It was a beautiful sunny 70 degree day so I grabbed a coffee, went to the park and chugged down my drink before I started my walk.
The coffee was actually a caramel mocha coffee from McDonald’s, which is loaded in not only caffeine, but also sugar.
I walked around the park, felt pretty good then headed down the road. I wanted to get several miles in. At 6 miles I thought I had 2 more in me, then it hit me. My head started hurting more, I was hungry and all around didn’t feel good. Good thing I was close to my car at that point, cause at 6.75 miles, I was done.
I drove home with a throbbing headache, went straight to bed and stayed in bed until time for work the next morning.
Sometimes the heart wants what the body can’t give. Listen to your body. If you need fuel, feed it. If you need hydration, drink. If you need rest, take it or it will eventually demand it of you.
Here’s to listening to our bodies instead of all the voices in our head!
I walked 4.2 miles today and felt good doing it.
Your body will tell you what it needs.
– Jennifer Aniston