There is nothing more miserable than being sick. Nothing leaves you more helpless and vulnerable then a miserable cold. Dr's practically laugh at you when you walk in their doors and then they say something stupid like, "It just has to run it's course." I swear if I hear that one more time!
So basically it's up to me and my body to get through it. 5-10 days huh? Here we go! I'm currently on day 4 and am literally drowning myself in liquids. This is where Starbucks is my best friend! Yep, those are all four me! (see what I did there?) 2 Trenta green tea's - no classic, a small coffee, and a sick tea.
Sick tea is the greatest thing on earth. It's a mix of 2 mint tea bags, one packet of honey, and get this...steamed lemonade! Who knew? The lemonade does something super magical to your throat as it goes down. It's quite amazing actually. I'm not sure if this is a well known Starbucks recipe? Or if the gals at my Starbucks just know how to take care of their customers. Either way I love them and it!
Normally I can blame my husband or my toddler for getting me sick. In this case, I'm the only one who's got it in the family. Even my dogs are rocking' it. So I can only blame it on stress, lack of sleep and 2 days/nights of giving in to all the sugary treats, oily gross food and 2 beers that comes with prepping for a Halloween party, full of kids, at your home. Now, I'm a realist, I know that the 2 beers didn't contain the flu virus, but....maybe had my body had the proper nutrients it could've had a better fighting chance.
Since I've been on my new lifestyle journey I've noticed so many positive changes. I sleep so much better, I crave greens & protein. I've cut back on my, "I'm just gonna have one after work drink." Although I do love my martini's and wine, I haven't craved them. If anything I save them for a special occasion like date night, or hanging up HO-HO lights for the Halloween party, or holy cow 12 kids under the age of 5 and their parents are about to walk through my door. #NEED. You know, the special times. It always seems to get me through.
Lesson learned. I can't wait to get back to my routine. I'm missing my weights and Cize -ing it up with Shaun T. I miss checking off my blue, reds, yellows and green's on the 21 day fix app. Most of all I miss hugging and snuggling with my daughter. I'm so ready to get back to being me!