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A step backwards

Sunday, September 29, 2013

So it would seem that my working out on Wednesday actually turned out to be a bad thing. I am now fully down with a head cold. I can't breathe hardly at all, I am coughing up phlegm and I feel like I am in a fog. I have been coughing and sneezing so much my ribs are hurting. My throat is killing me and so working out is practically impossible right now. Though I am trying to make sure I am still moving around at least as much as I am sitting. Stuff like doing housework and walking around.

Instead of using the way I feel as an excuse to eat poorly I am actually going to use this time to work on my eating habits. Now that it is cooler I think I am going to start working on soups and stews full of veggies. I will most likely be taking this whole next week off of my work out program so I can heal myself. But once I am better I will be picking it up right where I left off.

I am drinking as much water as I can. I will probably be checking out some tea and seeing if that will help me get better. I also plan on making some bone broth this week and drinking that to help me get better.

I was worried about taking time off to heal so I pushed through it mid last week and now I am down completely. I hope no one thinks I am being a wuss. I really don't want to be taking this time off at all but I can't workout if I can't breathe without coughing. I hope I haven't let anybody down.
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  • PGHP31CK
    emoticon There's nothing wrong with taking time to let your body heal up. And, even though you're sick, you're looking at making positive steps for your well-being. Good for you! Sounds like a step or two forward, to me.
    2003 days ago

    When you're sick, you're sick - please don't feel like you are letting yourself (or anyone else) down. This is a personal journey - just get well and start over.
    2003 days ago
  • JSAMMONS1981
    2003 days ago
    Fall is chili season for me, full of minced up veggies so I get them in while forgetting they're there....I hope you feel better...take som,e vitamin c!
    2003 days ago
    2003 days ago
    Honey, you are sick. Don't work out when you are sick like that. Your body needs its energy to recover. Like you said, soups can be very healthy and are great when you are sick. Hope you feel better soon!
    2004 days ago
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    2004 days ago
    You can't let anyone down but yourself and you aren't just making excuses, you are genuinely sick. That doesn't let anyone down it just is what it is. You are NOT a wuss! I hope you feel better VERY soon and don't get too down on yourself!
    2004 days ago
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