more is not better

On Friday of last week, I caught a stomach bug. It’s the most pain I’ve been in since my last colitis flare. I thought “oh no, is it happening again?”

It also was similar to the excruciating pain I was trying to ride out when I was going through pre term labor (although I didn’t know it at the time cuz most people said it’s probably just Braxton Hicks.)

My old mindset used to be “SUCK IT UP LEE-ANN.”

That Lee-Ann was fueled by fierce determination as a necessity during that season in my life.

A Google search wrote the definition of “suck it up” as this:

“To endure a period of mental, physical, or emotional hardship with no complaining.”

My current #mindset now tunes into her body and asks “what is she telling me?”

Present day Lee-Ann knows more is not better.

It’s not sore today or sorry tomorrow.

No pain no gain always leaves pain.

Go hard or go home eventually and always sends you home.

So what did I do?

I canceled all plans despite being really uncomfortable about that.

I reached out to my Coach @janellefitmarks for support.

I took extra rest days.

I slept more.

And I did not lose my shit 🤦🏽‍♀️ 💩 over being off of my plan.

These are all WINS!

For tomorrow is another day. And another opportunity to try again.

Happy Monday Babes!

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