‘Tis the season for viral infections…and I’m only adding to verity of that statement. I started to feel fluish and drained of energy from Saturday. I saw my GP on Monday who advised me to just focus on rest & good nutrition. Although I secretly hoped she’d put me on antibiotics to expedite recovery, I am also relieved that it wasn’t serious enough to require medication. I came across this quote earlier on in the week and it couldn’t have been more perfectly timed:
Fitness isn’t punishment; it’s a blessing. Nutrition isn’t restrictive; it’s healing. Health isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing and may not look the same for everyone, but it is worth something fighting for.
It’s times like these that really make me appreciate what it means to be healthy. I know the definition of “healthy” is subjective, but in this context I am referring to it’s most basic definition: being of good health & able to carry out day-to-day functions with ease. Fortunately I’ve been feeling much better since yesterday but to play it safe, I’m waiting till tomorrow to exercise. I know there are mixed opinions about working out when ill, but I prefer to take a conservative approach. From past experience, trying to work out when sick has only prolonged recovery. I bought a pair of boxing gloves last weekend so I’m especially excited to put them to use.
As for eating, I almost laughed when the doctor asked me if I had a loss of appetite. Tell me I’m not the only one who constantly feels munchy when she’s down with the flu…preferably for all things carbs. Especially for the sake of energy, being down with the flu is when I really try to bring my “eating right” A-game. I’ve been too tired to take many photos but a few meals from earlier this week include:
- Daal (lentils) & rice
- Plenty of simple green smoothies (almond milk, frozen banana & spinach)
- Chicken soup
A foodie highlight was trying out a Magnum ice cream bar…finally!
Clearly I was more concerned about eating it before it melted rather than getting a perfect shot. It definitely lived up to my expectations. Good call on Unilever to introduce Magnum into the Indian market! On the plus side I’ve fully caught up completely with Mistresses & Devious Maids. Anyone know when season 3 of Devious Maids starts? Fingers crossed it’s September! Seriously though- what.a.finale.
Do you work out when you’re sick?
What TV show are you currently hooked on?