Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cold ='S K.O.


I'm quite happy to be able to write this. You see, last week, I got knocked flat on my ass by one of the worst flu's that I've ever had. As a person who likes to be able to do as she pleases whenever she darn well pleases, having a flu is a major affliction.

The good news, however, is that I was able to stick to my diet plan. When you get sick, most folks you may know (or at least the people in my family) want to lovingly heave food in your direction. And that happened this time. Sadly, I wasn't able to taste, smell or enjoy much of anything other than warm soups and water. As a matter of fact, I didn't have much of an appetite.

Did I mention that this nasty little flu kept me in bed for a week? A whole week of not being able to smell or taste anything, or move without feeling dizzy. That sucks.

But I'm feeling much better now. MUCH better. And in even better news, I cancelled my gym membership. While that may not seem like good news, I realized how bored I was going to the gym and running stationary on a treadmill. BLAH. I'd much rather go for a hike or take a bike ride. Which I'm going to start doing again.

And, in one last bit of good news, hubby has decided to start working out with me. His experience as a former personal trainer will be so valuable to me. As a matter of fact, we worked out for half an hour together yesterday, and he kicked my ass. In a good way, but it was a great workout. Much better than at the gym. :-)

All in all, I'm feeling better and ready to sweat (voluntarily).

Bring. It. On.

Until next time!


  1. Glad you're feeling better! Hiking and bike riding are so much more fun than the gym in my opinion (cheaper too!). One of the things Guy For Whom I Have Not Come Up With A Good Blog Alias For™ and I end up doing a lot on weekends is driving somewhere and going for long walks and hikes.. he knows his way around and usually knows cool places to go.

  2. I am so with you on getting bored at the gym. For some reason a 30 minute jog on a treadmill feels like an eternity to me, but the same activity outside flies by. I've tried watching tv, listening to music, and chatting with a friend while on a treadmill to distract myself and it still feels like torture.

  3. I agree with you on gyms too. I will use them in the winter sometimes, when it's too cold for anything else, but otherwise, give me fresh air and scenery any day. Hiking and biking outdoors = FUN exercise.

  4. I hate the gym with a fiery passion.

    I'm so glad you're feeling better, sounds like a completely lousy time.

  5. So very glad that you're feeling better. I know how terrible you were feeling, so the improvement is great!

    Having someone to workout with can certainly be motivating. Good luck!