Thursday, October 24, 2013

Best laid plans - NOT

Earlier this week I posted my schedule for 5 days that included a lot of exercise for me at least. Well, I started off well by doing my new, harder workout at the gym on Monday morning and then felt "off" - not quite sick but not well - on Tuesday. I cut back and have just been doing what needs to be done, slept for 10 hours last night and finally woke up feeling great.

I'm off to the gym again this morning and hoping that it was some kind of virus and not my body rebelling against working out harder LOL. I am heading to the N. Georgia mountains with friends first thing Saturday morning with a hike planned in the afternoon. I don't want to feel poorly while out on a fun weekend.

Not much else to report. I did decide to return the new cable modem Comcast sent us as it won't do anything my current set up doesn't do. Although the modem is free you have to buy the backup battery while the current one came with a battery. We had already added a wireless router so it works fine. I just don't have the interest to go through changing things once again. I hope I don't regret it; the current modem doesn't fail as then they will probably charge me for a new one!

Going easy on food to take for the weekend too. A friend suggested we order a casserole from a take out place instead of someone trying to cook. I offered to split the cost and pick it up as she works full time still. Add in buying some bagels for breakfast and a bottle of wine and my contribution is done.

We are trying to figure out how to make our visits to family in CA work now that one son and DIL are in N. CA while the others and additional family are in S. CA. I should say, we are trying to figure out how to make it not cost twice as much as our usual trips! I'm sure it will work out.

Off to the gym now with high hopes that it wasn't my body rebelling against the workout that made me feel ill.

8 comments:

  1. I don't know why exactly, but I can assure you energy levels fluctuate sometimes for no apparent good reason. Sometimes my workouts are awesome, sometimes they are just something I get through. Almost always though, I find that if I work through the 'bad' workouts, I generally experience a surge in energy with the next one.

    Hope you'll find it to be same this morning - let me know. I'm curious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm pretty sure it was a virus as I had a headache and neck ache for 2 days along with feeling tired. I just couldn't work out feeling like I did. I'm shifting the gym to right after lunch today and I'll see how I feel tomorrow.

      Delete
    2. Oh, a virus is definitely not the same as a low energy workout. That's more like a hammer hitting you on the head!

      Hope you feel better soon. :-)

      Delete
    3. I'm fine today but the prior two days were not so great.

      Delete
  2. I have to be VERY careful to recognize my own body and stop when it says stop and slow down as well. I have also recently learned to sleep when I need to. I am a night own and am no longer afraid to sleep until ten (after the dogs are let out and fed) or to take a nap for no other reason than I am tired. Some folks can "push through". I've learned otherwise. Hope you have a good workout today.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did have a good workout and felt fine afterwards so more evidence that it was a minor illness.

      Delete
  3. I just returned from the gym and my nose is running. Maybe we have the same thing! I read a book a long time ago about how to get along on very little money and the way she saved money on doctor bills was to go for a six mile run as soon as she felt something coming on! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hah - that would work if I could run six miles! Hope you didn't get sick.

      Delete