How I Managed A Sick Day
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
After eating an all veggie dinner, night before this, I started not to feel very well. I woke up 3 a.m. in the morning throwing up. I did manage to eat properly today, even though I didn't feel like it. I have felt drained and my back has been giving me a fit today. I did have to lay down in the late afternoon. I told my husband not to let me lay down more than 15 minutes. I don't like laying down during the day. I went to sleep and he let me sleep for 3 hours.
He said he thought I needed the rest. I still felt terrible, but late in the evening I decided to do some exercises. I didn't want to let the day get away from me without a least trying. I did 3 different upper body sculpting exercises from Spark People. It was for only 21 minutes total. I had to strain to do some of them, because my energy is so low. One particular one I had to slip down from a seated position, holding my body up with my hands on the seat and feet planted firm on the floor, and then I did backward push ups. By the time I got to the very last one (I didn't know it was the last one) I decided I had better quit that particular exercise. I didn't think I could do another one. I realized I couldn't raise myself back up on the chair. There I was like a frozen frog turn upside down. I told hubbie to come help me. He got so tickled he couldn't do anything for a minute. I was trying not to get tickled, because it would have made it worse. He finally got his composure and helped me slip back on the chair. We both sat there and laugh at my situation for a few minutes. At least I did get that exercise done all the way through.
My back is still killing and I still feel wiped out, but at the same time I am happy I did get some kind of activity done with exercise. I just hope I sleep tonight, after taking that long nap. I think I managed my sick day pretty well. I cook all my healthy meals and fed hubbie as well. I did rest and drank a lot of fluids. Plus getting a little exercise in did my body good. Word of wisdom, don't do difficult exercises without there is someone there to help you get out of the exercise position. lol