Unfortunately, I am taking a few days off from my June Goals. I am sick! Yesterday I felt rough but pushed through the day with a lot of walking and exertion. I put off my abs routine until late and by the time we walked home from our friends apartment it was midnight and I was totally whipped out.
This morning I woke up and immediately knew things had turned from “under the weather” to downright sick. I have spent the day in bed at the hostel and a walk across the street to the grocery store to stock up on fruit just about put me down for the night. So no push up variation challenge for me today.
C’est la vie.
In theory, I am a HUGE proponent of listening to my body. In practice, I sometimes choose to ignore it. This week I feel like I maybe pushed myself a little bit more than my body could take and as a result it broke down completely.
Well, it’s probably a good thing that we couldn’t book a train to Beijing until Tuesday night and we have to stay in Wuhan for another two days. Wuhan is known as the armpit of China. Delightful, no? Sooooo, sleeping the day away is not the worst way to pass some time in “The City in Central China” (great claim to fame, huh?).
Speaking of listening to my body, I have gotten much better on the sugar-free front. I realized I was being lazy about avoiding sugar and if I really wanted to stir clear of it, I could. I haven’t been 100% added-refined-sugar-free but I have been reducing my intake over the last few days.
I don’t think sugar is exactly evil…I just don’t believe it has much value. I have a sensitive immune system and keeping my refined sugar intake to a minimum is one of the simplest things I can do for my health. Also, when I eat sugar often I want it all the time and MORE of it. It is ADDICTIVE and I don’t like the strong cravings it gives me. Here is an article about some of the ill effects of sugar consumption, it is a bit extreme but it is a good illustration of how everything is connected and that refined sugar has a powerful effect on all of our bodily systems.