I started coming down with a head cold late Wednesday. A “gift” from Chris … who was gifted by a co-worker (ya know, someone who has paid sick leave and should have stayed home so as not to infect others!!!).
Well, I don’t have sick days and my job does not find me sitting at a desk. I have to go to work to get paid and my job requires me to be up & active, motivating gym members!
I don’t like to ingest too many chemicals, so I have been using a bit of modern & ancient “medicine”.
Here is a pic of some of my potions:
Let’s see, I’ve got my Juice Plus+ capsules and chewables (which I take daily)
ibuprofen (just two a day)
Sambucol (black elderberry, a natural cold + flu remedy)
Lavender-scented Baby Vicks (which I put on my feet at nite, then cover with socks).
In addition to the above, I have been drinking orange juice (might have been a mimosa once!), having a medicinal “shot” (of my favorite whisky), staying hydrated, eating healthy (I haven’t had much of an appetite), exercising to sweat out the toxins and resting!
Thankfully, I have been able to sleep soundly and without the inability to breathe through my nose or the need to blow it. I was able to rest at home all day yesterday before leading my Shred group, too.
I know that the combo of ancient (magic) and modern (medicine) remedies are helping me to move this crud along quickly!
I will stay the course throughout the weekend, as we have no plans. We can both rest up & recover fully. (We have Universal next Friday … the first day of the Harry Potter weekend! So we need to be 100%!)
What are some of your tried & true methods to combat colds & flu??