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Posts Tagged ‘sick’

Keep healthy this flu season

I got my flu shot on Friday. Over the weekend it occurred to me that I should write a post about it. Mostly because there are so many myths about getting the flu shot. I have gotten the flu shot for at least the past 10 years in a row (and got it while I […]


Should you drink alcohol when you are sick?

Back in April 2011 I had a cold for about a week. It was mild. And since I had extra time on my hands (I don’t exercise when I am sick) I got some posts in, like the one below: Should You Drink Alcohol When You Are Sick? I have been home for a few […]


Full workout at home

My routine was completely out of whack this week. I got sick on Sunday and even though I felt better on Monday I decided to skip the gym and make sure I was back to healthy. (Plus I had a fever on Sunday, which broke Sunday night or Monday morning, and didn’t want to infect […]


Nursing my aches, chills, fever

Yesterday morning I woke up around 6. On weekends if I wake up before 7 I usually laze around in bed until 7ish and hope to catch a few more zzzzs. I felt really tired and hoped to fall back asleep. I figured I needed the rest. Plus every single morning I have something to […]


Yup, it was a challenging week

Well, what a week … I knew this past week would pose some challenges in the caloric intake department with food and booze and also with my regular exercise routine. What I didn’t count on was getting sick … AGAIN. Tuesday morning when I woke up I was exhausted. And I slept decently. I felt […]


Forming healthy habits

As I have talked about before, my company has a Wellness Program. Throughout the year challenges are created for us. Some of Go Fit Girl!’s Monthly Challenges are inspired by my work challenges. Though I do try to add my own twist to them. One of the challenges right now is to Challenge a Friend. […]


The contagious cold

I have a cold. And man, it sure makes me tired. I have skipped the gym since Thursday evening, when I thought I might be getting sick. I don’t exercise when I am sick as I personally believe my energy should be reserved for getting back to healthy. But that’s not what this post is […]


It’s time to Spring Forward

It’s that time of year again. Most places in North America will Spring Forward tomorrow at 2 a.m. To my Arizona family: No more confusion. Starting tomorrow we will be back in the same time zone. (For those of you who don’t know, Arizona doesn’t participate in Daylight Saving Time.) I hate Springing Forward or […]


Dealing with expected/unexpected challenges

On Saturday I wrote about how I had an upcoming challenging week: dinners, lunches, possible lack of exercise. Sometimes we can plan for our challenges other times they are a surprise. I try to take them all in stride and accept that sometimes you fall off the wagon. At some point you get back on […]


Getting vaccinated, medicated before trip

Curt and I are getting ready to head to Mexico City tomorrow. We haven’t had a real vacation in some time. So I am looking forward to this for a variety of reasons. Sometime back I e-mailed my doctor asking if there were any recommended vaccines or medications I should take before heading down south. […]