Monday, February 21, 2011

I feel like a slug (cough)

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.

1 comment:

  1. Hope you feel well enough to return to the gym soon!!