Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Not back on track

So my goal was to get back on track with eating more healthy and getting back on my workout schedule.

Last Monday (Jan. 26) I didn’t have a chance to hit the gym. But I worked out on my mini stair stepper once I got home from work. Did that for a half an hour. Then did crunches, leg lifts, etc. I felt really good afterward.

Then about 9:30 one side of my throat was sore. I went to bed soon after and when I woke up in the middle of the night my whole throat was sore.

Tuesday went into work but felt awful: chills, achy, congested, sore throat, exhausted. So went home early. Wednesday I would have called in. But there was a meeting I didn’t want to miss. So went in for that and then left early again.

My cold is much better. I am still congested and the cold has now moved to my chest. I was hoping to go back to yoga today. But I still felt too crappy for that.

Since I have been sick I have really toned down my dairy intake. And I have to say I feel so much better without it. I LOVE cheese. So this can be difficult. But I think I am going to try to keep dairy pretty minimal to my diet. I found a lactose free milk, which tastes pretty good.

And on Thursday when the cold was getting better I had milk with my cereal and some cheese later on. And, ugh, by the end of the day I could feel the effects of the dairy. Truly amazing.


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