Sick Snoozing Slug

I haven’t exercised since Friday. I have a cold and my only tasks right now are to sleep and whine about it.  I fear that I’m gradually losing all of the progress that I had made. I just can’t get up to workout. My body is already fighting, I can’t tucker it out even more. I have a to do list that is about 30 items long. I am totally ignoring it and sipping tea. Tea with honey to soothe my very sore throat. I’ve even been eating chicken soup with noodles. I haven’t had this much pasta in ages. I know it is just a noodle here and there, but those buggers add up. I want to go for a walk. I keep talking me out of it and pulling the blankets back around me.

I’m saying “can’t” a whole lot this post, and it is really irking me. I can do it, but I’m listening to my body and abstaining. I can force me to workout. I am choosing not to in favor of bettering my health. That said, I am at least going to stretch tonight. Perhaps a whole tv show can be spent on the floor working these kinks out of my body. Then I will drink a lot of water and sleep for 12 more hours. I am so glad that I don’t start my new job until Monday. I really hope that is enough time to kick this bug.

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Feeling Fluffy

I am feeling particularly fluffy today. I was sitting at my desk and kind of taking a mental inventory of me. How am I feeling emotionally? Eh, I’m ok. Physically? Pain free and holding strong. What’s my energy level doing? Nothing. My energy level is doing absolutely nothing. I’ve been dragging my butt since lunch (it was a salad of mixed greens with dried cranberries and chicken). So, for the past hour or so I have been standing at my desk, sorting through my paperwork, alternating squats and lunges. I feel so much better with just that bit of movement added to my day. I can’t wait to get out of here and hit the gym. It is about 93 degrees out today, so there is no way I’m trying to jog. I melt in the heat. My daughter does too, she will wilt within minutes.

I picked up a new blender yesterday so that I can try the pumpkin smoothie recipe I was given. I am really looking forward to that. Perhaps that’ll be dinner…

Rain Rain Go Away

Ok, the jog is cancelled. It is POURING out. I was soaked in the time it took me to get to the door. So, my proposed substitution is stairs. How many trips up and down the stairs (13 steps) would take the place of today’s scheduled outing? Go ahead, throw a number out there. We’ll see what I can do. Keep in mind, that I’ll be carrying things up and down the stairs as I go (laundry, boxes, shelves to install…).

What was that about everything you read?

I just read a blog entry about running that didn’t sound right to me. It was saying that running will not help in weight loss and will even slow my metabolism. I decided to do some research on my own and found this: 6 Benefits of Running from Active.com. They know what they’re talking about over there. The gist of it is that running improves your overall health. Good cholesterol goes up, depression goes down. Less strokes, cancer, diabetes and more weight loss. The hows and whys are in the article and there are more benefits listed.

I am really glad that the other person was misinformed.  I know that I feel better when I’m trying to jog and run. My spirits do lift, even though it isn’t easy. My heart gets pumping and that is a very good thing for me. I sprang for some new sneakers this morning. I noticed that my knee hurts when I wear my New Balance shoes, but not my K Swiss. Therefore, I have another pair of K Swiss Tubes on the way, these ones. They are even cuter than my last ones. I am a big fan of blue.

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