I’m not feeling my best at the moment. Since I arrived to Sweden I feel so bad in my stomach and my body muscles hurt. I am extremely tired. So today is not a very good day for me but there are still good things in this day.
I’m with my cats and my partner staying at home eating sushi and hopefully I will get better soon.
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As I have been sitting in bed typing while feeling sick for a while. I wanted to chat about working out while sick. Do you do it? Do you rest? But what if you’re sick multiple days in a row? Do you rest all those days?
I had a big workout week planned. Lots of heavy lifting and some cardio intervals, but then I had the flu which came with a horrible sinus headache, then I had to go for a surgery.
Sometimes in life it pays to suck it up and rally, and sometimes you have to know when it’s time to rest and pay attention to your body. Being sick is one of those times. So all I did was – Rest, Reflect, and Recover!!
As I can’t be in the gym, I tried to eat healthy and drink lots of fresh juices to recover.
I got some fresh Mesclun Mix (Baby Green Romaine, Baby Red Oak Leaf, Baby Iceberg, Baby Spinach & Arugula) from the Inseason store located in Zamalek and customized it my way.
I added some almonds and fresh berries for the first salad.
And I added some Physalis, BlueBerries, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the second salad.
My Salad My Way. Oh yeaaah it was Yummy for my tummy 🙂
People with pain tend to be over achievers because they push themselves until the pain is screaming.
We try to survive the pain which is hard enough to deal with in the light of day. But sometimes we can’t survive the pain at night which robs us of our much-needed sleep and that can be downright exhausting.
I’m learning more about behavioural treatment for pain management because painkillers don’t help anymore to ease the pain. These therapies can help you relax or change your thinking patterns and cope with pain. This can include:
1⃣ Cognitive therapy which can help you to gain control over your pain by teaching yourself to recognize and change emotions that can make pain worse, such as anxiety, anger, and sadness.
2⃣ Progressive muscle relaxation which can ease muscle tension that may be adding to your pain.
3⃣ Deep breathing exercises which can help you to relax.
4⃣ Guided imagery which includes imagining a pleasant scene that takes your mind off your pain.
5⃣ Asking for help: if you’re in pain and you’re not getting the help you need from your doctor, feel free to switch doctors and if you can’t do this then speak up for yourself to get the treatment you need.
No one should be told that their pain isn’t real or not severe enough for treatment. You deserve to live your life as pain-free as possible.