I’m not good with being sick. There’s always things to be done and I’m the worst with just taking time to rest so I can get better.
It took everything in me not to get up and get my sweat on, but I know that’s not what my body needs right now, and while it’s definitely a struggle to be out of my normal routine, I’m grateful I can RECOGNIZE when my body needs the rest and HONOR that.
I didn’t always listen to my body.
So today I am. My wonderful husband made me tea with lemon and honey, and I’m taking it easier today so I can get back to my normal productive life as soon as possible!
I don’t get sick often but when I do I get knocked down hard!
Today I did something I never, ever do… I bailed halfway through the workout.
Okay so, my shirts a lying liar who lies… I wasn’t having a good time because I still don’t feel well and my throat is still in that cool little “knives have invaded it” stage and I’ve since added a phlegmy cough, but I also know totally skipping a Monday wasn’t gonna make me feel any better, so I tried. I did what I could.
I’ll settle for 17 minutes of workout versus nothing. This is me taking my own advice to my group to let go of the all-or-nothing mindset. I’m human. I have limits. I have flaws.
Tomorrow will be better 😊
Fall brings beauty, cooler temps, an abundance of seasonal foods… and yep, things like colds, allergies, and all that other jazz.
Now, if you are like me, your allergies get worse every year, starting earlier in the season and extending further each year, so I try to get all the boosts I can in addition to a fairly sensible lifestyle (but like anyone else, I am not perfect and am always a work in progress!)
Seasonal foods rich in antioxidants give a nice boost! Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which prevents them from damaging healthy cells and causing inflammation that leads to chronic illnesses.
Do you have any favorite recipes using some of these?