On the Mend
Friday, November 30, 2012
Phew! Baby, I think I might be coming back.
I haven't had a good bout of bronchitis in a long time. Years maybe! I started coughing at the gym last week on Thursday. My swim on Saturday was full of sputtering and gagging and by Sunday I was down and out. I spent the week trying to do the barest minimum to ensure the survival of the children and relied on my husband as soon as he walked in the door from work.
The up side to being so sick is that I got more rest in the last 5 days than I probably have had in the previous 5 months. I went to bed as soon as I could in the evenings and only moved from the couch to change a diaper, fix/serve a meal (used the crock-pot a lot) or break up a fight. I laid on the floor of the toy room a lot, "participating" in the daily play. Unfortunately, my Kindergarten child did not get through her assignments this week.
Today I feel about 50% better. I even did my hair and makeup. We got through the reading lesson and the Bible lesson and I'm going to try to get her to do her math after lunch. It's so hard to get them back to a routine once you pause for a few days.
I'm sure that an entire week of not working out has done me some good. I really can't recall that last time I went a 7 day stretch without even taking a walk. Of course I did what any clinically insane person would do and immediately stepped on the scale this morning. Ugh. Ouch. Doh. Pooh. Up 3 pounds. I'm sure it's fluid retention from all the hot tea and water I've been pushing, a bit of sluggish tummy from a steady diet of carbs and narry a vegetable or fruit in sight, and the lack of movement. Did I really gain 3 pounds in a week? Probably not.
I'm hoping to try a slow run or ride tomorrow. If the weather is nice, outside in the fresh air. I've considered walking some to ease back into things. I was really sick and I don't want a relapse! I'm already planning my attack for the month of December. I'm not one to pass up too many goodies this time of year, so I'll need to burn some extra calories to compensate.
The best part so far is that my family has been spared for the most part. David has been coughing and sniffling, but insists that he feels okay. I get 10 shades of guilty when I'm sick, glad that I don't have to add "Infecting the Family and Friends" to the list.
Plans to decorate for Christmas this weekend and a bridal shower to attend. Also, stay tuned for another video from me. This time, I will explain the joys of the indoor bicycle trainer. Looking forward to that! :)