A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
Sick Update:Still sick. Yes I am still sick and therefore still not working out. The phlegm is still in my chest, the coughing is still making my throat sore and I have developed some head congestion because the party just wasn't cool enough as is. Tonight I plan to watch a funny girly movie, go to be early and wake up a new woman.
Workout Update:So while I have been sick, my main reasons for not working out have been #1 the lungs # the fatigue. I didn't realize I would totally end up slacking. I could have been doing my CORE work. Oops, missed that. My cough has felt better here and there, but it still hadn't occurred to me to try a bike workout on the trainer. I my end up feeling too fatigued to finish, but I haven't even tried.
Food Intake:Well there is not much of a story here except I am reverting back to some really bad habits. I have been staying up later than usual. Midnight sometimes. So I am not getting enough sleep. In addition, the other byproduct of staying up late has been eating late. Like after 10PM late. Not snacks, FULL ON 2nd DINNER! I haven't looked at my scale and honestly, I am afraid to. I will look on January 31st and see what the Junky January has done to me. Oh wait I mean what Junky things I did to myself in January. Wait again! I shouldn't write of January as a loss, I have a whole week left. Yes you are reading my schizophrenic ramblings of negative self talk vs. positive self talk. Entertained yet? This is what couped up no exercise does to your brain people, don't get sick, it makes you sick in the head too.
Taking care of myself:Since I have all this free time, no self defense class, no running, no biking etc. I thought I would do fun stuff for me. Thursday Toesies Day:
Friday I learned about Mexican Curanderismo "Healing." I was all about it. My grandpa was an herbalist and growing up I didn't take much medication, my family had a tea to cure just about anything. Here are some pictures of the herbs presented and some teas we got to try.
Saturday-Today wasn't exactly about taking care of myself either. I went into for a half day of overtime. So I guess you could say I was financially caring for myself? It was just me and 1 other co-worker in our big empty office. We're both sick so the only thing cutting the silences were coughing fits from each of us, nose blowing, sniffling and sneezes. It was quite hysterical when we noticed our music making. My mom is super fantastic and watched the little ones while I was at work since Super Hubby is out dominating at a golf tournament. I put the kids down for their nap and am now consuming two of my favorite things.
I HEART pancakes and strawberries.
Why I Kick A$$: Because at work we have an outreach initiative. Friday night at the Curanderismo workshop I did a little networking and met an executive for a local Latino newspaper (print and online). Yes it was a night out for me and I was not officially working, but I also know that our outreach to the Latino community is lacking and was hopeful I would get some leads. I had no idea I score one that promises to be so fruitful. Score one for me!
- For pizza birthday parties this afternoon, I don't have to worry about the kids lunch
- My mom. Not only did she watch my kids, The Bug scored a new outfit including shoes, the diaper pale was cleaned, the laundry was done and I came home to kids winding down for their nap. She's got like super powers or something
- For realizing I could be doing some CORE or cycling. Better late than never. I am sick yes, but I am thinking of making a move for some exercise. This just rest business isn't furthering my agenda.