I’ve had a cold since this past Saturday and it’s been fairly manageable; until today! This morning I woke up feeling like someone snuck up on me while I was sleeping and poured concrete in my nose. When I lifted my head up off the pillow, I immediately fell back down and pulled the covers over my head.
Next, came the usual morning argument with myself: “Come on Lisa; get your A$$ out of bed!” “But, but, I’m sick” this went on for about five minutes. Then the I started guilting myself saying “Remember the Peachtree” and I crawled out of the bed and began to get dressed.
When I was finished coughing up my lungs, I drank a big glass of water, took a few hits off my inhaler, popped a Hal’s Cough Drop in my mouth and headed out the door. Still stopped up when I arrived, I was beginning to regret my decision, but it was only day two of this months session and I didn’t want to start off on the wrong foot. It’s so easy for me to fall off the “wagon”; I didn’t want to start the new year off that way. Besides, falling off the wagon is how I gained back those 13 pounds to beging with.
Today’s workout was called House of Pain and that it was; an hour slap full of running, skipping, hopping, lunging, pushups, squats and anything else they could come up with. By the time we ran back to the parking lot we started, my sinuses were completely clear and I could breath normally.
Walking back to my car, I could feel the grin growing on my face. I am so glad I showed up today. Not only am I feeling better physically, the workout gave me a nice mental boost to start my day.