Getting Sick While on Prep

I am a huge wimp. I firmly believe that God made man to become doctors to cure people so we can always feel 100%. When a cold comes on, I can’t get NyQuil in my system fast enough. My parents on the other hand are the kind of people who don’t even take a baby aspirin for a headache. 

But since I started this crazy fitness routine I figured I should probably toughen up a little. So last week when I started feeling sick, I gave myself a pep talk and decided to “push through it”. After all, in high school I swam doubles even with a cold. 

After a week with 9 hours of sleep every night, a perfect diet and even taking one extra rest day, I was still feeling really sick. 

As it turns out, I have a pretty severe upper respiratory infection. Yay. Bring on a 10-day round of antibiotics. Also had to take off the next 3 days (doctor’s orders). 

Of course, when it rains it pours. I am about to leave for a week-and-a-half work trip around central Florida, which means long days, little sleep, lots of tempting food choices and little to no gym options. 

So, I’ll just keep repeating the Serenity prayer (I am a Catholic girl after all) and do my best to get through these next 2 weeks!

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”

The most important part, is staying on track with the food choices. Diet is 90% of it. So, as long as I can stick to my diet while being sick and on the road, I’ll be fine.

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