I have, in the past five weeks, had an embargo on:
(a) physical activity that would raise my heart rate or cause me to overheat
(c) alcohol (though not the past ten days)
It is perhaps no wonder I have been running at such high anxiety and stress levels, even taking into account the demands and traumas of the past two weeks.
Still no sex allowed for the two weeks post-MUA, but Pea and I went for a long arduous hike on Sunday, and are planning to work out tonight. We are in preparation for a hike-heavy vacation coming up in a very well-timed two weeks. Even the one hike on Sunday had me feeling more like myself than I have in weeks. Endorphins are a necessary part of my week, and I have been suffering without them.