For well-over a week now, I have been under the weather….feeling, at times, like I have been hit by a Mack truck!
For many nights, I suffered no sleep, constantly rattled by a dry & painful cough. I banished myself to the living room to “rest” in one of our chairs, in the hope that Chris could get sleep. (Tho, in our apartment, with no insulation or sound-proofing and old windows, sounds travel exponentially!) It was a tough work week! I had to keep all of my hours, between both gigs, and I subbed two PowerSculpt classes. All of the talking I have to do at both places did nothing to help me. My throat has never been so sore and raw! This on top of minimal sleep made for a fairly miserable existence.
I have resorted to over-the-counter meds of all sorts, medicinal alcohol of a few varieties, hot tea with honey & lemon, plenty of cough drops and some night-time cough syrup! I feel I am on the downside, awaking a couple times a nite to cough, but being able to fall back asleep. I have to remain hydrated & slightly medicated during the days, too, usually a cough drop will suffice.
I have more energy than I did last week. Thankfully! I enjoy working out along with my group fitness classes and was really not up for it last week. It wasn’t until Thursday evening that I gave it a whirl! Not being able to exercise gives me stress….which I definitely don’t need when I am trying to get well. A double-edged sword, of sorts: I need to get/give my body rest (which it wasn’t able to get at night), but I also want to exercise (which could create some heat to help push out those nasty toxins)! This week, I have worked out with my Monday & Wednesday kickboxers (no one showed for Tuesday’s CardioBlast) and I will with this evening’s Booty and Abs and tomorrow’s Abs!!
I did get myself into the sauna at the gym last Thursday, too. The wet air felt so good on my throat! I am going to steam again tonite, after my classes. The heat and the humidity will do wonders to finally push me over the edge toward feeling 100% once again. I am sure of it!
I continue to take my Juice Plus+ capsules & chewables daily, too!
Let’s hope this is my one & only brush with illness for the season!
Wishing you an illness-free fall & winter, my friends!