3 Jan

Yesterday I found myself in the throes of a full blown flu-attack!  Complete with running nose, chest congestion, coughing, body aches, and a head full of pressure.  That combined with a heavy snow dump over the city didn’t provide much motivation to leave the solace of my house the couch.  So, I’m on pause for the time being.

Source: Natalie Dee

Source: Natalie Dee

Halfway through the day, I switched to a medication that included an antihistamine, and that basically just knocked me out.  I think I went to bed at 9:30 p.m. and slept straight through until 6:30 a.m.  I woke up this morning feeling marginally better, but still sick.  Why is it the medicine that causes drowsiness always better at treating illness?  Come on people!

Source: Natalie Dee

Source: Natalie Dee

I’m basically existing in a cloud right now and I am trying to get as much rest as I can.  Also, I just housed a Nancy B’s chocolate chip cookie.  And if we’re being honest I ate like 10 Oreos last night even though I couldn’t taste them at all.  Proving once again that when I’m not feeling well, all self-control goes directly out the window.  Today, I ate cereal and packed tuna for lunch.

I feel like this sickness is my first challenge to overcome.  I didn’t work out yesterday and I certainly couldn’t imagine working out today.  I am need to be very careful about how many days I take off to recover.  I know that if I take too many days off, the momentum I have will be gone.  On the other hand, pushing myself too hard before I’m fully better can make the flu linger even longer.  I just need to come out on the other side of this soon.  Preferably with my respiratory system intact.  I also need to stay motivated to make healthy meals and plan healthy snacks  – no more Oreo mini-binge.  Every 10 minutes I find myself saying Pull it together and get through the day!

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