Hi there, it's Friday! You did it!
I often find that I am either leaping in to the weekend with great energy and excitement over upcoming plans or falling in to the weekend, dragging my feet and dreaming of my sweatpants and night chilling on the couch. Fridays are a great time to check in with your body and see what it's trying to tell you. I've had many clients this week tell me about late nights studying for grad school (3am, what!!), early morning work conference calls (5am with Europe, yikes) and the resulting compromised sleep and feeling of fighting off an itch in their throats.
I invite you to ask your body today what it needs this weekend and rethink your "weekend schedule" to prioritize taking care of your wonderful self. I like to set a weekend intention - is this going to be a restful weekend for me to recharge my body and mind or a "fun weekend" packed with plans to blow off some steam, eat, drink and stay up late with friends? The perfect storm occurs when we go in to the weekend utterly exhausted, needing to catch-up on sleep and CHILL and instead get swept up with to-do lists, errands, three birthday parties we must attend, a visit from Uncle Bob and Aunt Mary and two long training runs, brunch with your best girlfriend, can't miss football games and oh, a trip to Bed, Bath & Beyond (if we have the time). Who can recover and plan healthy meals in this madness? Is there every any room for spontaneity anymore? Take a moment today and see what you can cross off your weekend to-do list or gently back out of a social invitation. Your body and mind will thank you.
We all know that great physical results in the gym are directly linked to recovery and rest days. So give your body what it needs and I will see you all next week to take our training to the next level. LET'S DO THIS.
Be well and as always, let me know how I can support you!