I got lots done yesterday, despite feeling kinda low energy and sloth-like all day. I woke up feeling kinda like in a dream where your body is going slow motion, and objects are very heavy. I didn’t know what it was all about, but the day before was the heaviest physical workday of the month for me, at the end of 2 weeks being nose to the grindstone, so I figured I needed to hydrate after all the muscle use, and that was making me feel sore and slow. Whatever it was, it lasted all day, so I ate light and didn’t go into the office Saturday as I had planned. Day off!
I went outside to water the new sod in, and the sprinklers each felt like they weighed 20 pounds each. I just kept drinking water and green tea to hydrate the muscles, if that’s what it was. I felt like I barely had enough energy to stand up and walk around, everything made me feel pretty exhausted. I didn’t feel sick, just low energy.
I looked at my front landscape berm with the frostbitten turk’s cap sticks, and decided to transplant a loquat or two in front of it. I wondered, as I went to get the shovel, if I had the energy to do this, or if I was being too ambitious. I figured my body would tell me when it had enough. So even though it was slow going, I managed to dig 6 holes and transplant 6 loquats about knee high and water them in. I located a few more big rocks and moved them to the berm. I moved a few ferns and some tall spikey looking greens and planted them where the spaces looked bare. After that, I felt ready for a nap.
But a nap was not to be had. Instead, I went to the market for some fresh asparagus to make a mushroom and asparagus soup for lunch. Publix had the Bolthouse Farms Bom Dia Natural Acai Berry juices on sale two for one, so I got the Pomegranate mix. I felt like I could use some antioxidants. Wow, even walking through the store tired me out!
I didn’t worry about it, I figured whatever it was it would pass through me soon enough. Abraham-Hicks says that if we took lab tests and xrays and MRIs every day, we’d be surprised at what all moves through our body and resolves itself on its own. I figured the best thing I could do for my body was to keep moving and drinking water, so that whatever it was could move out of my system quicker. I knew it could also be something I’d eaten. I’d had bread and chicken and pasta all in the week before, heavier fare than I’m used to. Whatever it was, I figured I wasn’t sick since I didn’t feel icky and I could still move around, albeit slowly.
I came home and made a simple soup of mushrooms, scallions and asparagus in a fat free chicken broth with some fresh parsley. I drank some of the Acai Berry juice and even watered down it was strong and deep red. I made sure to brush my teeth afterward. Since I don’t like the idea of artificial whitening, I simply avoid dark foods and drinks, like colas or coffees. I had 2 cups of the soup, and it was simple but good.
Then a friend came by to pick up the small fainting couch I was giving her; she and her son drove up with a trailer and we got it loaded. I was surprised the couch didn’t feel heavier, I took that as a sign my muscles were going back to normal. Yay. I still felt low energy, but by now it was 4:00pm so I’d made it through the day and gotten a lot done. But I wasn’t finished yet.
I came inside and vacuumed where the couch had been, then vacuumed the entire living room. Then I began dusting bookshelves and ceiling fan blades (if I stand on tippytoe, I can hold one blade while I Swiffer another). I like the look of the living room with its new, emptier space. Ah, freedom.
By the time I stopped to reflect on my day, it was 8:00pm and I had basically been up and moving around doing things all day long. Yes, even though I felt low energy and in slow motion, I actually stayed in motion all day and got a lot done. It wasn’t like I was pushing my body, it was more like I did not take the lethargy as a signal to stay in bed all day.
Proving I can still get stuff done if I feel low energy and not in the mood for it.
All I have to do is take one step at a time.
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