For the last few days I have not been myself. I have been extremely tired. Not because I have been overworking. I have even taken a break just to rest. I have tried sleeping for 10 hours but it doesn’t seem to solve the problem. I also keep getting migraines from time to time. I feel so dull. Nothing seems to be moving.
Yesterday I slept at 8pm then woke up today at 7am this morning hoping that I was going to wake up feeling fresh and rejuvenated. But all that was fantasy.
My head seemed so full of things I couldn’t really figure out. When I try to do something I don’t concentrate. After a few minutes I move on to something different. I then end up doing nothing at all. The tasks that I used to do so effortlessly have become a total burden. My body has just refused to get into rhythm.
When I woke up today, I just sat on the floor wondering what has become of me. Still feeling tired after 11 hours of uninterrupted sleep. My body is trying to speak to me but I can’t figure out what exactly needs to be done. Shouldn’t it be automatic that after a good night’s rest one should wake up feeling energetic? It turns out that I was wrong.
So I decided to do things differently. I changed into my sports attire, picked up my skipping rope and went to the roof top. There’s no open ground around where I stay and I am not enrolled in any gym. So I had to be creative and use what I have. Lazily I walked to the rooftop.
I picked my phone, logged into Flo(a mobile application that is mostly used by ladies to track their cycle,pregnancy, ovulation and other health parameters like weight, nutrition, sleep duration etc) activated the pedometer then started skipping. My target was 1500 steps. I skipped rope, ran around then went up and down the stairs.
By the time I got 1203 steps I was panting like a pig. I’m so unfit, since I ran the Standard Chattered marathon in October 2018, I have never exercised. I pushed myself and kept going. It was a thirty minutes period of alternating between rope skipping, running around and going up and down the stairs. I ended up doing 2543 steps.
I then did a few crunches, bicycle rides, sit ups and stretches.
These thirty minutes changed everything. I feel so rejuvenated. My body is now at optimal performance. I feel so productive. I can now work effortlessly. The fatigue is gone, the unexplained migraines are gone too.
That is just part of what exercise can do. Sometimes all your body needs is some running around. When you feel out of shape, fatigued and unproductive try exercising, it could be your miracle.