GETTING BACK ON TRACK AFTER YOU ARE SICK

I recently got a nasty flu that had me calling in sick at work (it is extremely rare for me to EVER call in sick).  If you are anything like me, getting back into your regular routine of working out and eating better is more difficult after indulging in some feel good foods.  Here are my tips to getting back in the swing of things.

  • Talk a walk.  Walking gets your blood flowing again.  You begin to feel better by just getting out of the house.  If you do it during the day, the sun will warm your skin and awaken your senses.

  • Do some soft yoga.  By soft I mean more stretching than pushing your body.  I would recommend this video by Yoga by Adriene:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLS9uQQQyB0.  

  • Drink lots of water and hot tea.

  • MEAL PLAN!  Starting with a hot soup of whatever is left in your fridge.  Chicken, pasta, and veggies are a great soup and healthy.  Or use to google to use whatever ingredients you have in your fridge or freezer.  

  • I take one multivitamin per day.  I don’t over medicate myself with airborne, emergency vitamin C, and other vitamin supplements.  It’s better to find extra vitamins in natural foods.  Such as oranges and grapefruits or carrots and spinach.  

  • Try a new exercise or class.  Now is the time to get excited about doing something new not return to the same ole, same ole plan.

  • BE NICE to yourself.  Positive vibes only when talking to yourself.

Once you find yourself feeling better, increase your workouts to 10 mins and slowly add minutes each day.  Within a week of feeling better, you should go back to your normal workout schedule.  

It is HARD to come back to my normal routine of working and life after a couple of days on the couch.  Just do ONE thing, then another thing.  Before you know it, your body will be ready for action!