I caught a nasty head cold this week that kept me out of work for a couple days and now seems to be traveling down into my chest. It also interrupted my first week at the gym, which was disappointing. The last time I was in the neighborhood of my goal weight, I rarely, if ever, got sick. I’m looking forward to that particular fringe benefit once I return to the old neighborhood!
- Once I got back to work on Friday, I managed another 10,000+ step day.
- I let myself sleep in over the weekend to help fight the cold.
- I’m starting to get tired of apples and bananas – time to switch up the fruit.
- My ability to breathe will determine my gym schedule this week.
- Lunch for the week: Grilled chicken with a selection of green veggies.
Have a great week and keep working toward your goals!
This week got off to a good start. I had joined the gym at work, and on Monday I spent a good 30 minutes on the treadmill and elliptical. It felt good and I enjoyed it. I was looking forward to coming back the rest of the week.
Then everything went to hell. I started feeling a little out of sorts on Tuesday night after my Weight Watchers meeting, and on Wednesday I woke up to an elephant sitting on my chest and about 70 pounds of mucous congealing in my sinuses. I called out from work and missed Wednesday’s visit to the gym, opting to rest up and drink plenty of fluids.
Yesterday I felt the same and called out from work again. Usually these things hit me hard the first few days, then are manageable until they finally fade away. That’s why I decided to ride it out over the weekend and rest up for Monday. By then I’ll be able to breathe a little better and won’t feel like I’m stuck in quicksand.
In the mean time, it’s rest, fluids, and the internet to keep me company.