It’s weigh-in day for the Sisterhood’s Shrink Into Summer Challenge! How’d you do??
Last week’s weight: 145.2
This week’s weight: 145.0
I'm very thankful for this tiny loss. this has been a rough week. I've had to skip a couple of work outs, my food has just been okay, and water is so hard to drink right now. I'm sick.
See, I have a really bad habit of ignoring little pains and strains in my body. I know it isn’t smart, but I grew up with boys! I had to be tough! For example, I was playing in a flag football game in college. I broke my finger, ran to the sideline, popped it back into place, then went back into the game. (This finger is now slightly crooked.)
When I woke up on Thursday with my throat slightly sore, I figured this was going to be my yearly allergy "thing", so I was hoping I could just ignore this for the most part. By Thursday night, I lost my voice, and Friday I thought my whole head was going to explode. The solution? A Nyquil-induced sleep for most of the day. Saturday and Sunday I was feeling better, so I resumed work outs as normal. Then Sunday night/Monday morning, I woke up coughing. I took some Dayquil, felt better that afternoon, so I worked out again. I knew I was pushing it, though. Yesterday, I was worse. Even though I searched medical website after website looking for some nut to tell me it was okay to exercise with chest congestion, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to work out. (In case you don’t know, the rule seems to be if you have a cold and it’s from the neck up, you can work out. If the cold is in your chest, working out is a strict "no".)
I grew up having many respiratory problems, including asthma. At one point, I was on 3 inhalers and one pill. I eventually found natural ways to control my asthma. (Relax, I still have my rescue inhaler.) And I haven’t had a respiratory infection in years. I’m pretty sure that’s what I have. It’s times like this that I feel like my body has turned on me, and I hate it. But having so many problems as a kid, I know this isn’t a broken finger. For me, this is something that could easily turn into something major, so I can take a hint. Today, I’m going to the doctor, and I won’t work out until she clears me. I promise.
PS. I am very bummed I can't Shred right now. I'm hoping this is only going to be a couple of days away from shredding, so keep your fingers crossed, okay? ;o)