Good news! I just got a killer deal on a flight to go visit my parents at the beach in early October. The weather should be absolutely beautiful and I’m looking forward to a long weekend on the beach and some quality time with my family! Until then I’ll be dreaming of this…
Bad news. I have a cold. 👿
I woke up Sunday with a sore throat that got progressively worse throughout the day. There is a cold going around and I knew the sore throat was a sign that I was going to get it. My colds always start with a sore throat. I spent most of Monday resting but it didn’t stop the cold from developing into congestion, chest tightness, coughing, the works. I have not been sick in so long so I’m pretty bummed that I caught this cold. I was just bragging to my dad last week about how I work in a gym and spend so much time with sweaty people in yoga studios and never get sick. Well, I’m eating those words now.
I haven’t had much of an appetite so I’ve been eating simple, easy foods.
Apple cinnamon oatmeal with peanut butter and apple butter.
A purple green smoothie with banana, mango, mixed berry blend, almond milk, almond butter and spinach.
Gingerade Kombucha. The only thing that helped my throat feel better yesterday.
Chicken soup from Chick-Fil-A. They actually make delicious chicken soup that’s full of carrots, celery, chicken and egg noodles.
And I had vegetable guilt so I ordered a side salad and was excited when they gave me an entree sized “side salad.” My total meal was $5.02. Score.
This flatbread is by far the most interesting thing that I have eaten in the past few days. I defrosted a piece of whole wheat naan from the freezer and topped it with olive oil, sliced figs, pancetta, steamed spinach, goat cheese and mozzarella. I baked it at 400 for about 10 minutes. It was so good! Definitely recreating this again sometime today. Cheese + bread is always a comforting combo…even when you fancy it up with figs and pancetta. 😉
I’ve been able to maintain easy workouts like steady state cardio and yoga. I actually feel best right after I get my blood flowing and quit laying around on the couch. I’m just taking it day by day and listening to my body.
Do you workout when you have a cold? Generally I do because it helps me feel better. Deal breakers are fevers, muscle fatigue/pain and severe coughs/chest congestion. Check out this interesting New York Times article on exercising with a cold.