Workout plans no more :( Sick week!

I’m actually a little bummed to report that my Fitness February didn’t start yesterday. While I was working on biology in the morning, I noticed that I was starting to feel increasingly worse. I ended up napping from 11:10-12:15 and finally dragging myself off the bed to go grocery shopping. After that, I was going to run and head to the gym. Nope. With every hour that passed, I continued to feel worse.

The good news is that I had time to cook yesterday since I was feeling too sick to work out! I also decided to get a picture of what $127 worth of groceries buys me:


Enough wild caught cod for two people and two pounds of chicken included.

I still hate cooking but was actually excited to be making our food again! I hate getting into the habit of eating out because when you always eat out, it’s just so hard to want to eat at home. I used my new kitchen stand (/super old but recently brought home from the storage unit) as my recipe/Pandora stand:


I’m excited to stain this darker!

 I made these amazing breakfast muffins:


Bacon, egg, cheese, hash brown! SO GOOD!

I also cooked up some shredded chicken in the crockpot, some sweet potatoes for breakfast, cooked chicken for stir fry, and cut all the stir fry veggies up.

By the time I finished, I had about 45 minutes until I had to go to class. I did a quick workout with 10# weights at home first since I had skipped the gym. Then I managed to get to campus early enough to study two chapters. I got home and was feeling exhausted and lazy so all I did was watch TV and go to bed.


Tom has been so cuddly lately! He just laid in my arms while I watched TV.

I didn’t get much sleep cause of congestion and my sore throat, unfortunately.

I just got home from work today. As a quick lesson I’ve learned in my years of nursing, it’s that IV drugs are really never a good idea. Nothing like dragging an unresponsive, totally blue young kid out of a car, presumably due to overdose. But there’s nothing quite like the excitement of somebody running in the front door and saying they need help and having it actually be a legitimate need, either.

My original plan was to go to CrossFit tonight but I’m really not feeling it at all. As much as I want to get back into the gym, I spent most of my day nauseous and now I’m blowing my nose every ten minutes and coughing and sneezing a ton. So instead, I think I’m about to shower and nap and then start on my biology.

Hopefully by this weekend I’ll be able to get back to working out and running. Maybe I won’t set any fitness goals anymore because clearly once I do, my body feels the need to intervene.


8 thoughts on “Workout plans no more :( Sick week!

  1. I totally agree with you about eating out! We never ever used to, but during our move we had no choice and suddenly cooking sounded less fun and I just wasn’t taking the time to cook. I finally got back on course and now it’s weird to eat out, funny how it swings!

    • Yup, I’m the same way! I was cooking all the time for months and it wasn’t even very appealing to eat out! But now it doesn’t seem appealing to eat anything at home!

  2. Sorry to hear that you’re sick. I think that often when we get sick it’s the body’s way of asking for a rest, so it sounds good that you’re going slower for a bit!

  3. O.O woah that’s $120 in groceries?! How is the noosa?

    Yeah going to CrossFit while sick may not be so good because you’re feeling weak and it requires so much energy. Hope you feel better soon! Having fitness goals is good, sometimes things happens that they get in the way. =/

    • It’s either my laziness or getting sick getting in the way, haha. Yeah, $127. Although the fish was probably $14 and the chicken was around $16. Whole Foods is pretty expensive, but I tend to spend $90-110 at Kroger if I do a full shopping trip there too, but I don’t buy fish from Kroger either. Noosa is AMAZING! It’s pretty expensive, unfortunately, but it’s so good. I feel like once you go Noosa, you never go back. Other yogurt just tastes so processed.

  4. I haven’t tried Noosa but it does look good. The next time it’s on sale I might pick some up, we usually stick with Fage around here. It’s on sale a lot and has a lot of protein and not much fat, it’s really good for breakfast too!

    I hope you feel better soon! I guess that’s one thing about working in health care, you’re around sick people so it’s probably pretty easy to pick something up yourself :(. Glad you got some cooking done though.

    • I typically stay healthy, even with working around sick people, but I think that stress this year has just kicked my butt! Last year, I don’t think I even got sick except for at Christmas time and now it’s been twice in just over a month! Definitely try Noosa! Even if you just buy one! You’ll have to let me know if you try it!

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