Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Being Sick really SUCKS!

So this is a little late in the game to be posting about, but I just had to do it.  I'm healthy again and it's been 3 weeks since I've recovered from whatever the heck I had.  And I know that I've posted about being sick with a cold before, but this one was not just a cold and it really threw me for a loop. 

I'm talking about 5 weeks straight of being sick!
And it really sucked big time.  First it was just a cold...bleh!  But it was an energy-stealing, no-appetite, life-sucking thing that supposedly was just a cold.  Then it turned into what it always turns into for me...a sinus infection.  Yay!  Now for the antibiotics...and as these antibiotics ran their course, somehow my cough got worse, I started to lose my voice and apparently got hit with cold #2.  Woo Hoo!!!!  Yeah...not.
So for basically 5 weeks straight I struggled to keep my nutrition in tact and to get in some workouts when I could, because as I've said before, you have to find a way to keep going.  And I tried, I really did.  But overtime, the old cravings came back and the excuses with them.  My metabolism, which had been getting pretty high before, was holding me through this.  Yay!  I wasn't gaining any weight back!  But now that I am 3 weeks out of finally feeling better...guess what?  It's not holding me any more. 
I am still having trouble staying consistent with my workouts.  I am still having trouble staying consistent with eating healthy.  But I am still trying.  Have I gained some weight back?  You betcha!  Am I happy about it?  NO WAY!  Am I going to get up off my butt and do something about it!  HELL YEAH!
So why am I even bothering to write all of this?  Who cares if I got sick and then sort of screwed up big time?  Well, I figured you might.  You, who are out there wondering what the heck you are going to do now that you've gotten sick and blown your workouts and eating to smithereens.  I just thought you might like to know that you are not alone, and that we all have to face these little "Life Challenges" sometimes.  And it is hard to get going again.  But I CAN do it.  I just have to keep going until I get consistent again.  And that means you can do it too.

As my own coach recently told me, everytime we face one of these life experiences, we have the CHOICE to react in the way that we are used to, or we can CHOOSE to react differently and make a change. 

I'm going to make a change.

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