So I'm still coughing. Not as much as before and I think part of it is habit and part of it really is the inflammation in my lungs. It's been officially 2 weeks since the last time I was at the gym. My training sessions are down to one left and I missed 4/7 kettlebell classes. All due to being sick.
I feel like a slug.
I know with great certainty that I could not spend any length of time on the treadmill. I can feel it in my lungs when I lay down, the inflammation that prevents and full breath out and in turn prevents a full breath in. I'm thankful that I am in tune with my body enough to realize this. But I am irritated at my body because I feel like it continues to fail me. Continues to let me down in my effort to make it more healthy. I work so hard and see results and then my body puts a halt on my progress. Sadly.
My goal is to get back to the gym by the end of the week. I also have to decide about purchasing further training sessions. $350 for 7-60 minute sessions - .83 per minute or $50/session. Yes it's expensive, I realize this. But when I think about not doing it, I look at my upper arms. At the definition in my shoulders and upper arms. I would NEVER have achieved this without the training sessions. I think that there will come a time when I won't rely upon them so much, but for now I think I really need to continue. This time, I think I'm going to try to do every other week sessions. The sessions will last for 14 weeks and I can do the workouts more than 1 additional time.
On the food front...Pete did a wonderful job of cleaning out the fridge, the freezer and the cupboards while I was sick. He depleted the meat when I never think to look in the extra freezer. He used up the veggies and the items in the fridge that I somehow overlook when I buy it. I am really proud of him. And he did it buy cooking great meals for us. I made a trip to Costco Saturday and loaded up on fresh veggies & fruit. We're going through them quickly lately and they have the best price.