Mommy Fitness Blog: SICK and NOT working out.

July 21, 2009

I haven’t worked out in about a week. This was the first time in a little over a month I COULDN’T run my weekly ten miles. Last week I was sooo busy. I was so busy I had the worst writer’s block and couldn’t complete a paid article for a magazine I write for. I was so busy I couldn’t even workout!

In fact, I was sooo busy I ended up getting really sick this entire weekend and am STILL sick as I type.

My whole head is congested and my lymph nodes are swollen. I am constantly sleepy and feel achy everywhere! As I type, I am in Los Angeles and am trying to recover in a bed I’m not comfortable in and a place that lacks the ‘home’ feeling I desire.

It truly does suck to be sick as the hotel we’re staying in has an AWESOME gym. I feel a little bad that I wasn’t able to work out in it…but yesterday all I wanted to do was sleep…and today it might be the same.

ALL I know is that I probably won’t be able to get a workout in until Wed or Thurs. I will STILL try to run ten miles – but we will see.

In addition to being sick, I definitely have not been eating or drinking enough. Yesterday I probably ate around 600 calories…mainly  because I have no appetite.

However, before I got sick, I weighed myself before we left for L.A. (I’ve been here since Sat., today is Tues.) I had lost a couple pounds (FINALLY!) and am starting to get out of the plateau I was in for a month! I have noticed that whenever I hit a milestone in my weight, I sit at the plateau for a while until I move again.

All I know is that it’s better to lose weight slower than faster.

My goal this week is to:

1) Eat less carbs at night

2) Drink a lot of water

3) Run ten miles

4) Weight train 3 times/wk

5) Focus on abs 2 times/wk (I had to cut down this goal because I never could achieve training them every day)

The baby is 6.5 months now! My goal is to lose 10 last pounds.

1 Comment

  • Reply Cindy October 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I had a baby 6 months ago and have been making excuses for not having lost the 30 lbs I gained and blaming everything else! I am also a business owner so I get being busy but I have choices that some people might not….to exercise for instance…your website/blog is inspiring!

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