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I thought I was suffering from allergies. My nose had been bothering me oh so slightly for over a week. I thought it was because I had eaten too much cheese or cheated on the BTD over the weekend. I thought wrong.
Everyone around me had been fighting this virus for over two weeks. One of my friends had to call in sick to work and stay in bed for over two days. When it finally hit me full throttle, I understood why. It started out as a type of head cold where you just couldn’t think. Then the floodwaters opened and every Kleenex box in town was raided. I took Sunday evening and went to bed at 5:00 p.m. (Thank you hubby for supervising the children!)
My first thought Monday morning was pretty predictable: Do I work out today or go back to bed? Realizing that my two year old would not let me even attempt to stay in bed, I dutifully drove to the YMCA. Two hours later, I was amazed. It may have been a slow start, but I felt WONDERFUL. I treated myself to hot water with lemon juice for the rest of the day and stayed 100% compliant to the diet. At this point some of my symptoms had returned, but I was still hopeful. I didn’t take any cold medicine and went to bed at the regular time. Luck was with me (actually, good advice was with me), and this morning I was much improved. I worked out this morning again – and here I am feeling like my old self.
It really takes a little mind bending to get away from the “traditional” treatments. I never would have guessed that good old-fashioned sweat and lemon juice would be enough to keep this virus at bay. (By the way, I also popped my D’Adamo vitamins.)
I am also grateful for the Y. Did you know that the YMCA’s mission statement goes something like this: To put Christian principles into practice by implementing programs, which develop the spirit, mind and body. (That’s not exactly 100% accurate, but it’s close.) Thank goodness it supports sick moms! J
Good Health Everyone!
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