7/18 Recap + a major lesson (re)learned
Protip: If you have the flu, so bad that you have to wake up an hour early to take medicine and sleep some more to be able to get to work, don’t go to the gym.
If you decide to ignore that advice and go to the gym anyway because you feel guilty for not working out the entire week and “don’t feel that bad”, don’t forget to eat something beforehand. And ALSO maybe try to go light on yourself instead of pushing through a grueling workout.
Because if you have the flu and go to the gym on a fairly empty stomach and do the first workout of Couch to 5k and upper body lifting and 60 crunches and then try to walk 3 blocks to where your friends are meeting you for dinner, you might end up laying on the ledge of a brick flower bed in front of your place of work terrified that you’re going to pass out in the middle of downtown by yourself and incur ambulance and ER bills.
And you’ll feel so bad that your poor friends will have to bail on dinner to get you a Power Bar and some gatorade and take you home and spend 2 hours making sure you’re not going to die.
Ugh. I am still lightheaded, still nauseous, still weak and still SO MAD at myself for doing this. AGAIN! Because anyone following me from last year might remember the time I got no sleep, ate nothing, drank a bunch of coffee then tried to walk to work in the August sun and nearly passed out in the middle of traffic. Yeahhh. You’d think I would have learned my lesson, but noooo.
So anyway, here’s a brief recap of the better part of my day before the lunacy kicked in:
Breakfast - 6 oz. blueberry Greek yogurt, Kashi pumpkin flax granola bars
Morning Snack - 20 almonds
Lunch - peanut butter & raisin sandwich, serving of Kashi TLC fire roasted veggie crackers w/ 1 wedge queso Laughing Cow cheese, 1/2 girl scout cookie nestle crunch bar (deeelish)
Afternoon Snack - none because I am an idiot
Dinner - chocolatey Power Bar, 75% of a banana with peanut butter
Beverages - 1/4 starbucks iced coffee; purple gatorade; water
Exercise - Week 1, Day 1 of C25K; 60 crunches; 25 minutes upper body lifting