How are you all doing today?! I am feeling better—more on that in a second.
Mondays are always really intense for me–both on the fitness front and at work, so I am usually glad for the time I fall into bed on Monday nights. I guess there’s nothing wrong with that, right?!
I do love Mondays–as they signify a time to try again, to be better, and the chance to have a great week, but not every Monday is awesome…..
Migraines are mild to moderate headaches usually accompanied with nausea, blurred vision, and other discomfort (vomiting, pain, etc.) Migraines are usually hereditary, and are more commonly suffered by women. <—fluctuations in hormones can be a factor in migraines so that would make sense. See more about migraines here.
My mom, her mom, and my sister all get/got migraines. Theirs (unfortunately for them) are a bit more dramatic and often than mine, but it is super not fun to get them-even if they are sparse for me. OH and how they can show up SO unexpectedly!
I’ve gotten 4 in the past 1.5 years–and each time came at a really inconvenient moment and/or day.
But then again, maybe that is WHY?!
3 Reasons We Get Migraines
- High levels of stress
- Overtaxing the body/highly intense physical activity
- Genetic, environment, and social factors
After teaching a really tough BodyPUMP class yesterday I felt on top of the world! My muscles were tired, I was happy (I looooovvveee teaching), and I was ready to tackle my work assignments.
But then, after showering, eating, and getting to work, I started feeling really nauseated, headachy, and totally uncomfortable. I had to lie down during one of my breaks, turn off all the lights, and just breathe deeply.
Migraines are a major health issue, and were featured in a health magazine recently (can’t remember which one, since I check them out from the library). Pills, drugs, and other remedies can help, but usually sleep, rest, and avoidance of intense physical and emotional activities is best.
I use 100% pure essential oils -which help immensely, and I try to rest.
If you get migraines, I highly recommend taking steps to reduce your stress level, work load, and/or re-adjust some fitness activities or goals. I know that this week I might not hit the mileage (again! GAH! But I must remember “don’t need to have it all“) that I am looking for, but I also do not want another migraine to pop up!
On a happier note, I feel a lot better today!
I think I just have a lot on my plate right now and must care for myself better. I guess for me, migraines might be that reminder to do so.
p.s. DID YOU see the U.S. soccer team kill it in the game yesterday?!!?! AHHH! SO exciting. LOVE the Olympics and all the inspiring athletes. Did ya know that I went to HS with one of the players on the team? I feel cool. (And yes, she was the soccer star then too. Hah).
Have a LOVELY day! <3
Do YOU get migraines?? If so, when do YOURS usually pop up?? What do YOU do about them?? How do YOU slow down when YOU have a lot going on??