I’ve lost count of the number of sick weeks I’ve had off workouts this cold season because it’s been so many. I’m not sure what my family’s problem is–we eat very healthy, wash our hands, get exercise, do everything right–but somehow we are always getting sick. Add commune-style living to the mix and everything we catch just goes round and round.
The last time I was sick, I was at least able to power through my classes with a little DayQuil to get me through. This time was different, though, and the congestion was too much to bear. So I took Wednesday-Friday off from teaching and wasn’t in any better shape to workout on my own the rest of the weekend.
Here’s what my boring week of workouts looked like:
Monday: Cardio + Strength/Flexibility – Teach Tabata and Pilates
Tuesday: Strength/Flexibility – Teach Pilates
I’m not expecting to feel 100% tomorrow, so teaching Tabata should be interesting. I’ll probably be demonstrating the moves and then cheering my class on instead of doing the whole workout with them.
Friday was my big day of mostly lying on the couch, sitting the kids in front of movies and doing my best to rest. Saturday I managed to get myself presentable looking so we could go to a friend’s party and even though I spent most of the time sitting down feeling a little dazed between glasses of wine and DayQuil, I was glad I got out of the house a bit.
The rest of the weekend was filled with errands for completing our house renovation. Pro tip: Do not go to Ikea on the weekend, EVER.
The good news is, we’re moving back in this week! Yay! The house is so beautiful, I can’t wait to live there again. We miss being home and miss our neighbors and our routine, so it will be great to be home. The house won’t be completely done because the master bathroom still needs a couple weeks and then there’s the whole backyard landscaping project that will come next, but it’s definitely liveable. I’m eager to post before/after pictures, so I’ll probably post those before we have much up in the way of decorations.
Tell me friends, how do you prevent your family from getting sick all the time?
If you could remodel one room in your house, what would it be?