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Sometimes, I just don't listen!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I am stubborn sometimes, or, maybe it's lazy. Either way, when my body tells me things I sometimes don't listen...and man am I paying for it.

I'm not paying for it in extra pounds (although there are a few) or injuries (knock on wood), instead, I'm sick.

Let me say, I hate being sick! Other women complain about how their husbands are big babies when they are sick, well, mine is not, but I am! I whine and I whimper and I feel like I've been hit by a bus when I probably could be a lot worse! This time is different because, not only am I a big baby, but I brought it on myself!

I know, I know, a cold (or whatever I have) comes from a virus so I am not 100% to blame...but let me explain.

I haven't had a cold in about a year. 12 months!! 3 kids in public schools, a husband that works with the public and I work in a building with about 4000 other people...and I avoided a cold for about a year. Colds have come and gone in my house, other illnesses have come and gone, but I avoided them. No, I wasn't running around like a germ-a-phobe, quite the opposite, I was just taking care of myself. I was fueling my body with what it needed to stay healthy and I was working it out to keep it's immunity up...and then...

I decided to slack off, quite a bit. I can't tell you how many stomach aches and bathroom issues I had over the last few weeks, simply from over eating and eating horrible things at that. I think what really did me in is that I decided that soda was way more important than water and there were days where I decided not to drink water at all (days and days in a row)...HUGE mistake.

So, now I sit here...sick but getting better...but reminded even more so than the tummy aches did that I need to take care of myself. So, it's a deal. Back to normal and healthy and, well, happy not being sick!

Take care all!
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KANOE10 4/17/2013 7:52AM

    I am sorry you got sick. I don't like being sick either. You are on the right track. Get back to normal and healthy. Hope you feel better soon!

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Yes, there are times when we don't listen to our bodies. I ignored my body for many years and am trying to respond to it now!

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MJREIMERS 4/17/2013 7:51AM

    Oh, I feel you! My body totally rejects "junk food" now. I also get stomach pains and frequent trips to the bathroom. We learn from our mistakes and make better choices.

Get well and start treating yourself better! Sometimes it takes a step backwards to realize how far we've actually come in this healthy journey! Feel better soon!!!

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MJRVIC2000 4/17/2013 7:34AM

    Anyone who likes to be sick is crazy. We need to learn to listen to our bodies when they tells us something is wrong. More importantly, we need to start thinking an active healthy life and not become reactive. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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