I think I may have had a bit of a relapse since tromping around the snow in New Mexico. Since I’ve been back, I feel like I’ve been getting tireder and tireder. I’ve had two not-very-intense workouts with my trainer – the first one resulted in some kind of weird pulled hamstring/groin situation from doing the basic lunges I have done EVERY WORKOUT FOR YEARS (this really annoyed me!), and today (in order to avoid the pulled hamstring) I just did the elliptical plus some ab and pushup stuff, and it just knocked me out. I feel like I have just enough energy (almost) to get through my work but then I am spent.
I am so grateful to have this 3-day weekend to just REST. And maybe attempt some kind of slow long walk. But it’s weird and disconcerting. I still have a bunch of gunk in my throat, my voice isn’t right, and my head feels like it’s full of fog. It’s hard to think. Wahh.
Ever since I started this blog, my two greatest fears were illness and injury. Right now I feel like I have a little bit of both. I’m trying not to freak out. I am trying to be patient and just wait it out. It’s not easy. I have all kinds of stuff I need/want to do, but right now, again, I guess the top thing is rest.
January 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm
You know where they tell you you aren’t going to gain back 30 pounds of fat and lose ten pounds of muscle overnight? Well, it’s true. I have been doing Not Good Things for months now and I am still (barely) fitting into my smaller sizes… a few days of wise rest is treating your body in the respectful way it deserves. Don’t freak 🙂
January 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm
Thank you Larkspur! That is reassuring. It’s just NO FUN lying around….
January 15, 2011 at 1:12 pm
I know how frustrating setbacks are once you get into shape. Remember, this is a small one…if you do what your body is telling you – rest!!
January 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm
I couldn’t have said it any better than Larkspur. And let me add this…it was when I pushed myself harder and harder, even though I didn’t feel good (this was back in 2009) that I started (re)gaining weight. When I finally started taking real care of myself, and cut back on exercise, I allowed myself to heal and the weight came back off. Taking a few days (or even a few weeks…not saying don’t move at all, but do gentle things like walking and yoga) now is wise.
January 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm
I have been tired since Tuesday. I have napped after school and gone to bed early all week long.
I am tired of being tired.
let’s get a coffee!!
January 16, 2011 at 4:37 am
I’m sorry that you’re sick again… Hope you get better soon!
That tired, weak feeling is how I’ve been feeling for a few months now. Yesterday I sat on the toilet for about 15 minutes after finishing, just because I couldn’t face actually getting up… Having said that, I am starting to get spurts of being more energetic and mentally clearer again, so I guess the medication is helping.
January 17, 2011 at 1:06 am
Time to watch some funny movies! 🙂
January 18, 2011 at 7:24 am
checking in more than anything on YOU and so say THANK YOU
I loved our email exchanged over this long weekend.
January 20, 2011 at 1:21 am
Hope you feel better soon!!! Take care.