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5 days in…

Yup, so I’m 5 days in to my 30 Day Shred, and I got stalled by a nasty cold/flu bug that hit me hard.

I got coughed in the face with a nice, wet cough (from a little girl who didn’t really know better) on Saturday, Sunday I woke up sounding like a manly frog, on Monday I started sneezing, with itchy eyes and such bad fatigue that I had to force myself to stay standing so that I could stay awake long enough to make my kids dinner. I fell asleep that evening, woke up long enough to do Family Night, then went back to sleep. Woke up the next morning with a fever of 101 or 102 (depending on which ear you take from) – feeling full body aches, huge sneezing, nasty icky coughing, and fatigue so bad I could barely drag myself to the bathroom.

Luckily, even though it was the first day of classes, it was with teachers who already knew me and my work ethic, so I emailed them to let them know where I was, and I spend the day in bed. I actually slept pretty well last night, and woke up feeling MUCH more human, with my fever and body aches gone, and just a lingering cough, froggy voice, and slightly runny nose.

Today I’m continuing on with zinc lozenges, vitamin C, and a hanky to cough in, since I know that cough is how I got it, and I do NOT want to spread this around.

I am just trying to decide now if I ought to work out later today, or if I need to give my body one more day off to rest – I don’t like to take time off knowing that my body is getting stronger, especially since I am starting to see small results. But it might be wiser to rest for one more day, so that my body can conserve its energy for getting all the way healthy. I guess I’ll see how I feel this afternoon? But my tummy is looking a little less bulgy, and I can make it through the workout without stopping during the jumping exercises (though doubling up on sports bras helps a LOT with that, it is no longer cripplingly painful to jump, with my chest plastered down!)

Anyhow, I have another day of school ahead of me, as well as a choir concert for one of my kids, so my day ahead is pretty full. I have to remember to pack a bag for my littlest ones with their tae kwon do uniforms to take to the concert, so that I can run them right to their class when it’s over…

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