My office had a tornado.
This should help explain fewer posts and the lack of replies:
My company’s formal launch is Jan 1. Add to that all the holiday obligations and preparation… we are the poster children for the expression “running around like a chicken with it’s head cutoff.”
Who else is feeling overextended? Kat’s post below is one we all probably need to hear right now. It hit home for me!
Taking Care of Your Health, For Real….
I had no idea what to write about, so you’re getting a random health lecture from me regarding your very important Adrenal Glands, a very short concert review, and wishes for very happy holidays!
So I know I may appear to be all kinds of balanced and stuff on this blog, but maybe my body doesn’t see it that way. I found out about 6 weeks ago that I have adrenal fatigue. Stress is no joke, and my body is paying for it. I hate to admit this here, but I think it will help many of you who go-go-go… and go… (Editor’s Note: I wouldn’t know anything a bout that… *ducking head*)
Have some awareness around what stress can do to your body.
Your adrenals are an extremely important part of your system. They regulate your stress hormones, sex hormones, and a number of other bodily functions. If they are not healthy, your whole body gets out of whack. (Editor’s Note: In the words of the late, great Whitney, “Crack is whack.”)
Oh, and you should also know that your body doesn’t know the difference between physical and emotional stress. Little did I know about this when I was attempting to run 100 miles shortly after studying for and taking the bar exam. NOT SMART.
The symptoms are crazy… sleeplessness even when you’re exhausted, moodiness out of nowhere that’s purely physical and not necessarily caused by anything else, random pains in your body, not being able to focus, not being able to generally cope with day-to-day stressors in a reasonable manner.
Now I’m trying to get my health back in order. That means LOTS of vitamins and minerals, eating as close to the end of a run/workout as possible (Editor’s Note: A good rule of thumb is to eat within 30 mins), and getting essential fats in my diet.
Oh, and most importantly, you have to rest. Again, something I’m really not good at. (Editor’s Note: Preach on! Rest is so boring…)
However, with the help of an excellent partner-in-crime, we slept until 12:30pm on Saturday (I know, right?!!?), then had food, went back to bed, woke up and walked to a P!NK concert, which was amazing!
P!NK is the epitome of an athlete and a performer. It was a spectacular show, with tons of dancing, acrobatics, and aerial skills. If you have not seen her live, I highly recommend it. It was an early Christmas present, and part of my new resting regimen. (Editor’s Note: So jealous! She’s my hero.)
I hope you all have fantastic holidays! We will be staying here, resting and relaxing with the animals. Yes, no shuffling from house-to-house, no stress. Just warmth, love, maybe some friends, and definitely some good cocktails (if I’m feel better by then). (Editor’s Note: Come to my house!!!)
Happiness from the inside out… on the way!
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Have you ever had a health issue you didn’t see coming? How did you deal?
What are you doing for the holidays?