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Part of taking care of yourself is knowing when to rest. This day 3 of my 30 Day Fibromyalgia-Friendly Health Challenge had to be dedicated to rest in the form of not doing my cardio workout. After having an encouraging conversation with a woman who also has fibromyalgia, I realized that allowing myself grace in the form of rest is essential to a healthy mind and body. Tears flowed when talking about what a struggle it is to form habits when you have fibromyalgia, the inevitably of a fibro flare will happen which will derail all habits.
What I Did
Colostrum: One Tablespoon
Writing: In my blog and my journal
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26
Eating: I ate from 9 AM – 5 PM.
How I Felt
Exercise: Energized, open, less tight/Sad that I had to rest from cardio but know that it is the best thing for my body
Colostrum: Surprisingly, it calmed my stomach.
Writing: Relaxed and happy to solidify what I learned today through writing about it
Meditation: Peaceful from the healing power of scripture and koinonia with my people at church
Eating: My stomach is calmer than yesterday. I feel satisfied with less food.
May this give you comfort. May you be granted the ability to rest today.
God wants to meet with you in suffering. – Pastor Ewan Kennedy
Lord, I trust that you give me enough spoons for what I need to do today. If I don’t have the spoons, You decided that I didn’t need to do it. May I accept that and rest.
How do you rest? What works for you?
Check out my next post in this series: Health Challenge – Day 4