Wednesday, November 9, 2011
No patience for this
I've worked out every day and that's basically been the most activity I can muster for the day. I have been trying to not take anything for as long as it's comfortable. I'm popping my ibuprofen 90 minutes prior to workouts, I'm doing the neti pot 3x a day, popping my 500mg of vitamin C to reduce duration (it does nothing to prevent it) and the past 2 days I ate the homemade chicken noodle soup I just froze. I originally froze it for The Mr. but apparently I must've known I'd need it. When I could taste it, it was good, it just stinks I couldn't taste it when I had it. I'm getting antsy though, I just want to be better like, oh, now. But this is the girl whose colds lasted 10-14 days. Since doing those things during my last cold, I was able to cut my cold length in half so I'm praying for the same thing. I have a road trip with a friend to kick off the Christmas season this weekend and I really want to be completely better for it. I have higher hopes for today since I'm kind of over the traditional hump in my cold which is the first 3 days of misery. I am going to incorporate the treadmill back in today even if I can't run it, I'll walk to add some extra calories in because I'm not going to hit my calorie burn goal otherwise. The one thing I notice is my calorie burn is cut by 100-200 calories per workout with this irritating cold and I don't like that. I find myself getting distracted mid-workout and losing my place. I'm all business when I'm down there and I hate feeling like I'm screwing it up because my mind wanders or I have to blow the schnoz. I just want to be done with it already with my weight still on a downward trend.
What are your rituals when you get a cold to make yourself feel better/reduce the duration?
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