My teeth are finally starting to feel better. I have no pain in the right side at all and the left side is slowly easing - I have a check-up appointment tomorrow and hopefully this is all over with soon enough. I'm no longer taking any medication (thank goodness) so I can focus on eating healthy and mental wellness to make myself feel better.
As a former athlete and having always been an active person, not having worked out for the past two weeks has been difficult. When I got my wisdom teeth out, I didn't have the energy or the pain tolerance to get myself to the gym and it's been a cycle of feeling unwell. Last night, I finally felt well enough to try some exercise so I decided to do some yoga at home with Bob Harper's Yoga for the Warrior video. I realized instantly how out of shape I was - I had never had that much trouble with yoga before in my life. Right now I'm weak and my breathing isn't steady and I'm nowhere close to flexible. Despite all of this, I couldn't be any happier that I started this last night.
I feel this way because last night, I had one of the best nights of sleep I've ever gotten. I did the workout right before bed, changed into my pajamas and got to sleep. I didn't wake up a single time during the night and I slept so heavily that I don't remember my dreams. When my alarm went off this morning, I was so disoriented that I couldn't think clearly enough to find my phone to turn it off. It was the perfect nights sleep, and I completely attribute it to doing the yoga before bed. If possible, I would like to make a habit of doing yoga before bed every night. Today, I feel much happier, more positive, more awake and just better overall.
This also helped me realize how out of shape I was, but also gave me the motivation to start getting back into the gym. With my strength right now, I don't think I could do the Kayla Itsines workouts, so I will spend this week building myself and my strength so that next week I can start again. I am so thankful that I finally realized my ability to get back into fitness, now that I've got a bit of a hand on nutrition.