Saturday, September 13, 2008

Laura: The mother of all colds (week 3)

After spending last week working out daily, I spent the first half of this week in bed nursing the worst head/chest cold I've had in about a year. I felt it coming on last Friday, and by Sunday, it was a challenge to drag myself out of bed to do anything, let alone work out. I was pretty much confined to the house when not working through Tuesday, and even as the cold started to die down at the end of the week, my lungs were sore and my schedule was busy.

I guess it's fortunate that the cold wrecked my appetite for a few days, because despite the lack of physical activity, I managed to lose half a pound this week.

I'm definitely starting to feel a lot better, so it's time to get back on the exercise horse. I've only got three weeks left until the wedding, and losing that extra 7.5 pounds is starting to seem impossible. Time to remind myself that it's not about the number, it's about how exercise and eating make me feel.


ShannanB aka Mommy Bits said...

It stinks when you finally find yourself rooted in a routine only to be knocked down by a head cold. Glad you are feeling better and am sure you can reach your goal!

Amy in Ohio said...

I bet if you had measured yourself at the beginning, you'd see the fruits of all that exercise even if you're not seeing it on the scale.

Keep up the good work. Soon you'll be an old married lady and you can totally let yourself go.

ha ha - just kidding.