My body feels so tired today, despite an appropriate amount of sleep. It’s probably several factors–less rest days from workouts, seasonal allergies, work stress, my period. I was aggravated when I woke up with this feeling, since I had planned time for a workout this morning (especially after eating more than usual yesterday). But, I gave in and realized that my muscles are tired and achy, and working them again today would not be helpful in the long run.

And so, I’m taking a rest day and struggling a bit. It’s hard for me to not let the ED have a say on days when I don’t physically feel well. I’m sore and a little bloated from eating a lot yesterday (and my period), my head hurts, and I’m frustrated that some things at work are made more difficult by my achy body.

But, sometimes knowing is half the battle. I know that my ED will try to assert itself today, and I know that I will need to prepare for a tough evening. I’m doing my best to set myself up for success…

Day 8.

Published by Quitter

I’m a college professor, wife, and mother of 2 small kids. I’m on a recovery journey 20 years in the making.

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