I am bowing out of a hike this weekend... and bowing out of a camping trip... and bowing out of a festival with friends.
All amazing options for the weekend. And I am choosing to spend the time at home, with my cat, eating simply, doing a little cardio and taking care of my life.
I am tired... the thought of those activities don't bring me joy right now. And I have a few busy weekends coming up at the end of September/beginning of October. I want to be rested and light and joyful for those weekends and NOT how I feel right now. I feel worn down.
I feel drained... and that is leading me to make some poor food decisions consistently... which is making me feel bloated and sick.... and so the cycle begins.
But it isn't beginning!
Chris is going on a monstrous all-day, 8-peak hike. I am going to take care of myself. I don't want to be exhausted on Sunday (whether the exhaustion is from an insane hike or from partying with friends). I just want to feel full of vigor again!
It was really hard for me to make this choice... I debated it all week and finally, at the wire, made the decision.
My ideals tell me LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, GRAB EVERY MOMENT!!!!
My body is telling me to knock it off for a weekend! I have been losing my voice on and off all week, had a little bit of swollen glands one day, general malaise.
So, even though I am missing out on some cool experiences this weekend, I will grab them all up with both hands next weekend :)