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I’m Worn Out

Hello Friends!

I haven’t yet written a post like this before but I think it is important to document. Especially when across social media, it comes across as people are always on the GO GO GO. I’m always smashing those gym sessions and travelling for work. But, when you don’t take the time to concentrate on how you are exactly feeling – you get worn out.

What’s been going on?

The past couple of weeks I have been feeling a bit off and more tired than usual. Not really physically tired – more mentally. I am the type to throw myself into gym routines, try to get involved as much as possible at work and to feel slightly bad when I’m resting.

Around this time last year, I was diagnosed (which sounds like a very scary word) with Hypothyrodism. I didn’t really take it too seriously. It was an explanation for why I was VERY fatigued in the middle of the day and taking this tablet should help that. What I didn’t know, which I have only just found out now by more research, is that I haven’t been taken that tablet correctly. Even with the tablet, you need to be more conscious of how your body is feeling and when.

Obviously, I wasn’t doing this. I didn’t feel physically tired. The fact that I was mentally tired wasn’t really being communicated to my brain and body properly. (apologies for the lack of science x) So, as you can expect, I kept pushing myself HARDER. I wanted to keep SMASHING Cut Reload and seeing progression and also balancing SO many other plates.

But then I hit a bit of a wall.

I felt crap and I was performing crap – everything was a lil‘ bit CRAP. Me not being able to concentrate on what someone is saying because of intense brain fog is not okay! My body started not working properly and did I mention I felt a bit crap!?

So, what are you doing about it Millie?

Good question. September is all about slowing down. (Over on Instagram I like #SlowDownSeptember) Apart from the fact that the Great North Run is on Sunday 8th September, everything else is sloooooowing down. I’m taking it back to basics.

What I’m doing to slow down this September

  • Decreasing the number of workout sessions a week. (I will then start implementing more sessions over time.)
  • Prioritising my sleep over EVERYTHING else.
  • Decreasing my commitments.
  • Decreasing my time spent on social media.
  • Spent some time thinking about my priorities and how I want to spend my time.

I hope that none of you are feeling the same but if you are then you aren’t alone! Doing some of the bullet points above can be important at any time and you should put your wellbeing and health above anything else.

I have been doing this for a lil‘ while now and I am already feeling better. I will admit, It has been hard to not workout as much. But I am BATTLING the bad vibes (that aren’t actually bad but just bad for now) and I am excited to feel good again.

Have a nice day!

-Millie 🙂

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