I like to think about myself as the type of girl that would be great break-up material. I’m not great at many things, but one thing I’m good at is rebounding from unfortunate situations. I feel like I’d be the type of girl that if I got dumped I wouldn’t eat junk food and wear a sweatsuit every day. I think I’d go the other direction.
When I am injured or recovering from surgery, I dial things in even more than I usually do. My diet is spotless, I hydrate better and up my intake of herbal supplements, and I intentionally sleep more all in the hopes of speeding up recovery. I even make sure I keep up with everything from making my bed perfectly (even though I’m getting right back in it to rest) to maintaining my normal skin care routine to dressing nicely. It’s not like I’m wearing skinny jeans and a silk top, I just don’t want to be the sort of person who has friends nice enough to swing by and drop off Starbuck’s and a magazine and you’re flopping around in no bra and saggy pajama bottoms.
I guess I just feel like if I can’t train and live the normal active lifestyle that I am used to, I better clean everything else up to make up for it. There’s a lot to be said for the mental side of recovering from something like surgery…or, getting dumped.
I think it’s like everything else. If your head’s in the right place, your body will follow suit. And, vice versa. If you keep your body clean and “together”, it’s easier for your mind to rally and get moving in a better direction.
Come to think of it, maybe I should go try on some cocktail dresses. That might just speed things up a bit.