Sunday, September 27, 2009

Settling in with bronchitis

I'm finally starting to get settled in Maryland. After an arduous trip out here and an intense week back in Montana, I'm finally able to relax a bit and spend some time establishing a new routine. I didn't realize what a creature of habit I am until I got out here and discovered that I feel completely out of sorts without a set routine. I don't have my normal food cooked or packed, no training routine, and none of my usual cooking dishes. All of which frustrate me. In a way, I feel lost and wandering.

This weekend Jerry and I ran some errands and tried to establish some weekend rituals such as going to Costco and the grocery store, cooking food for the week, and doing laundry. While I still feel a bit out of sorts, I do feel a little better. Tomorrow I start a new work week, working remotely for the first time in years. It'll be a different experience not having to pack my food every night for the next day, since I'll be at home with easy access to it. I do need to be careful not to have non-diet food in the house, though, since it'll be more of a temptation to have it around. I've been really consistent with my diet the last 3 weeks, and I'm proud of myself. I'm looking forward to continuing to make progress.

Speaking of progress, my inability to train consistently the last few weeks has been really frustrating! Being on the road constantly and then fighting a bad case of bronchitis has really set me back in the gym. I've only trained about 5 times in the last 3 weeks. I'm going to head back into the gym tomorrow to do a light workout and see how my lungs hold up. It's frustrating to actually feel ok while still knowing that my lungs are very sick and weak.

Hopefully the carbs I ate yesterday and today will help fuel me this coming week. I also hope the extra dose of medication helps out and I can stop coughing soon!

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