I’m usually pretty upbeat. Wouldn’t you agree? But the truth is that the last 48 hours have kicked my butt. I feel defeated.
I haven’t exercised in two days. If you know me, you know that’s odd, but I will not be doing it today. Instead, I will be saying goodbye to my goal of 1,000 minutes of cardio this month which should have been easily reached even in this short month. If I had done a 50 minute cardio workout yesterday, today and tomorrow I’d still reach my goal. Or if I did 75 minutes today and tomorrow (less than I did some days last week) I’d still reach my goal. But it looks like that’s not going to happen.
I’ve been sick on and off since mid December. Yes, it has been a rough winter for me. I’ve had bronchitis twice, congestion and coughing, etc. And I have still maintained my ability to workout most days, but today is different. Today I have an earache.
My left ear is so clogged that I doubt I could hear someone speak to me from the left side, and it hurts…I mean, it really hurts. I’m not always a cry baby, but I feel like being one right now. Wednesday and Thursday I felt I 100% healthy again. Then we lost power Thursday night.
When we went to sleep Thursday night, it was about 50 degrees in the bedroom, and I’m not sure how low it must have dropped during the night. The damage was done because when I woke up I felt a little pain in my ear. And that pain has grown steadily since yesterday morning.
I have nothing motivational to say..but nothing too terrible either. I know that today is one of those days that so many of you have suggested in the past months. It’s a great day to take care of myself…to let my body rest. So that’s what I’m going to do.
I’m going to lie down even though it’s 2pm. And I’m going to skip what’s sure to be an awesome party later because there is just no way I can see myself going. It hurts to much not to mention how ridiculous it would be to walk around saying “what? what?” all evening. 😉
I just want to feel better. I want to rest well. I want to breathe through my nose and feel no popping in either of my ears. I want this winter to come to an end so I can enjoy happy Spring. I want to feel healthy again.
Does this mean I’m giving up? Of course not…! As soon as I get some relief in this ear, I’ll be back into my regularly scheduled exercise routine. Until then, I think I’ll pout.
Thanks for listening to me whine…If you know me, you know that this doesn’t happen too often. But when it does…what can I say? I don’t hold back. 😉
I know I’m not the only person looking forward to Spring. What are you excited about in the coming months???