What better way to throw off your goals for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the Holidays?
Nothing like a good ol’ sinus infection!
It started creeping its nasty little way into my throat Sunday morning but I pushed it aside with some cardio and leg-day. I was feeling fine the rest of the day until I went to bed.
Monday morning: headache, stuffy nose, sore throat, mucus, the works..
How do you manage a sinus infection at work?
Step 1: Stay calm. If you plan to stick out the day then don’t let the feelings of being sick overwhelm you.
Step 2: Get some mint tea from Starbucks and ask for honey (great for soothing sore throats)
Step 3: In addition to tea, stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and keep a stash of Emergen-C packets!
Step 4: Eat something healthy to keep you on track and feeling good rather than succumbing to junk food. Get a cup of soup if you can!
Step 4: Yay! Time to head home and crawl into bed!
Step 5: Your body needs rest, get into bed with a cup of tea and bowl of soup.
Step 6; Lights out!
One of the hardest moments I have had yet to battle during my weight loss journey is getting sick. Even a minor sinus infection can set you back in your progress. However, part of my journey involves Self-Care. I knew my body needed time to rest and recover so I did exactly that.
I skipped my workout and opted for my pj’s and binge-watching YOU on Lifetime. There was no guilt or shame because I knew it’s what my body needed. Taking care of yourself is always the first lesson in self-love. The second part is not using it as an excuse to eat junk food and ruin your progress. I am more likely to recover faster by giving my body the proper medicine and rest I need rather than junk food and staying up late.
It’s ok to workout if you:
- Runny Nose
- Sore Throat
- Nasal Congestion
Skip the workout if you:
- Body Aches
- Upset Stomach
Always remember to listen to your body. If you start to workout and don’t feel good while doing it, then stop and rest. Sitting in the sauna is also a good way to open up your lungs and get in more oxygen!
Feel better soon!