Monday, May 28, 2012

Being Sick Sucks!

I'm gonna attempt to be positive about this, but I don't think there's any way around it: being sick while in prep royally sucks! I woke up on Friday morning with a sore throat, which is always my first indication that I'm about to get sick. As the day went on, the sore throat went away and my nose got stuffy.

On Saturday, I felt even worse. While it was just a head cold, the general ickiness combined with being deep in the throes of prep really dragged me down. J was wiped out too, so we did nothing ALL DAY. I'm usually active and like to get out and do and see things, so it was really out of character for me to stay in the house all day. I started to get bored after awhile, but had no energy to actually do anything about it.

The rest helped, because I felt a lot better yesterday, albeit not quite 100% yet.

I've never been sick during prep; this is a new experience. And quite frankly, it's no fun! Prep can be difficult enough, so a basic cold really kicked me in the butt. I kinda feel like a whiny baby, but hey, it happens. I've really focused on resting and getting enough sleep, which is really important for my body to heal. I know I'll feel even better tomorrow!

For those of you who compete, have you ever gotten sick during prep? How did you handle it? How did your body react?


  1. OMG I feel like I am always getting sick on prep. Why? Maybe its because I'm pushing myself and stressing about trying to be more than I naturally am. If that makes sense. I generally just stay in bed and drink broth because my normal meals never appeal. And I whine, a lot, but only to myself. LOL! My body usually ends up looking soft, but that goes away after I'm feeling better and back in the gym. :)
    Hope you're feeling better soon, lady! You've got a prep to kill!

  2. I really know the feeling. One time I skipped my bootcamp fitness class because I'm home bed ridden with a high fever. That feeling that your day wont be complete without feeling the sweat that drips from my body (although I felt my whole body ache in a different weight), it was a really tormenting feeling.