Thursday, August 4, 2011

Quick Update

Just wanted to post quickly about my absence the last few days.

I know that I said I was starting to exercise and eat well, but I got knocked off course by some sort of illness. I have no idea what it is, but it is TERRIBLE! On Sunday night and Monday night, Little Man was up EVERY. HOUR. It was brutal. And he really hasn't been sleeping very well lately anyway, so that was just icing on the cake. To top it all off, I've been trying to quit caffeine, which I started on Tuesday.

About midday Tuesday I started with this horrible headache. I figured it was just the lack of caffeine. By Tuesday evening, it felt like someone was stabbing me violently. Then Tuesday night, Little Man slept a little better, he was only up at 1:30 and 5:30. So on Wednesday, I went to work, but I felt like you do when you have the flu- body aches and a massive headache (no fever or head crud though, so not the flu). I took an 800 mg Motrin (the strongest pain killer I can take while still nursing my son) on th way in. It helped a bit, but by the middle of the day, the headache was back, and worse than ever, and the body aches were back, and I started to get the chills. The Motrin can only be taken every 8 hours, so it was nowhere near time to take it again. I finally just told my boss I had to go, and came right home. I picked up Little Man, and called my mom on the way home, and she came over so I could get some sleep. I slept for about 2 1/2 hours, until the hubby came home, then ate dinner, took another Motrin and went back to bed. Then, Little Man slept ALL NIGHT! THANK GOD!! I got a full night's sleep, for once! It definitely helped, but I still didn't feel 100%. So I got up this morning, took another Motrin and went to work. I still had the headache, but the body aches were much less, mostly just a neck ache left, and the chills were less but still there. I was good once I got to work except for the occassional stabbing in my head. Once the Motrin wore off again, the symptoms came back, but another pill (taken a little early so I could get through the rest of the work day) made them go away. I got home and have taken another one, and I'm going to bed. Hopefully Little Man will sleep all night again (fingers crossed!!) and I can feel a little better tomorrow, and maybe need less Motrin.

I have no idea what I have (or if I have anything other than sleep deprivation and caffeine deprivation), but it sucks. I will get back on track once I feel better, I promise!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Exercise Day 1

Happy Tuesday, Friends! How did your Motivation technique work yesterday? Mine worked pretty well; it made me get off my butt in the afternoon and get some exercise in! Me and Little Man went out for some fresh air and movement. Here's the workout we (me + Little Man in the jogging stroller):

.04 miles walking
.75 miles running
.25 miles walking
.25 miles running
.05 miles walking
.10 miles running

Total: 1.40 miles.

The workout got cut short because Little Man decided he was done with this exercising thing, and wanted to go home. I figured we had better head indoors before people thought bad things.....seriously, he was screaming bloody murder. Lol!

It was wonderful to actually get outside again. Yesterday was the first day in weeks that it has been under 95 degrees and not raining! It was pretty humid, but that's standard for summer in the Carolina's. All in all, definitely a great day to start getting back in shape. Now I'll just have to keep it up by getting in some sort of movement today! Let's see how I do :-)

Did you get any exercise in yesterday or today? Any little bit counts!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Morning Motivation

Look in the mirror -- yes, the full length one. Are you happy with what you see?

If you answered yes, then GO YOU!! Have a fantabulous Monday, and I'll see you next post :-)

If you answered no, however, then this Monday Morning Motivation is for you! I answered no this morning as well.

What do you not like about your reflection this morning? Envision the way you want that reflection to look, and keep that image in your head today as you make choices.

Are you going to make healthy choices for lunch? -- Remember that image.
Are you going to exercise today? -- Remember that image.
Are you going to push yourself, or just be lax? -- Remember that image.

Remembering that "desired" image will motivate you to make good choices today.

Tell me how your reflection helped to motivate you today!

Happy Monday!! :-)