Mr. Flu has decided to move in with us once again. This Flu season has been in-fucking-sane. Everyone we know (especially with children) are constantly sick as well. I usually don’t catch colds or the flu but I’ve been looking like road kill for a few days, more than once these past months. Thank god spring is creeping in!
The girls have been sick all weekend and Kevin has been working 16 hour shifts so I’ve been scrambling around trying to take care of and entertain(!) a 2½ year old and a 9 month old crawling baby with an insane fever, at the same time. It actually went well until I woke up Sunday morning and realized that I was pretty much fucked. I’ve caught it myself. And I still feel like someone parked a truck on the top of my head.
One of the challenges about being sick is that you just want to curl up in a ball and eat all the sugar and white bread in the world. You know what I’m talking about. The “I’m tired” trap. I would be lying if I said that I hadn’t “slipped” a few times over the weekend and buried myself in a pile of home baked (white) bread and butter but you know what? Doesn’t matter. My body needed quick energy to keep up and for my next meal I made sure that I gave my body the healthy, clean food that it needs in order to kick Mr. Flu’s ass.
Clean eating doesn’t have to be a hassle. Actually it’s often a lot quicker and more easy to find something healthy in the kitchen. This weekend I’ve been eating;
Some of this food contains a lot of (healthy!) calories and though I currently count my calories to shed my baby weight I’ve laid off these past few days in order to give my body what it needs to recover. In a couple of days I’ll be back in the (dearly missed) gym and back on track! The key is to stay positive and not panic because you’ve eaten more or something that you shouldn’t have. Just continue where you left of!
Now, I’ll get back to my green tea and kleenex.
I started the day with a workout and what should have been some nice “routine” cardio and a little lifting ended up with the trainer totally kicking my ass. All of our asses actually. I’ve never seen a whole class dying on the floor like that. But it was good and my legs were shaky afterwards. Tomorrow is my rest day so the timing couldn’t be better. Last night I had my first run since July in minus degrees but it felt sensational! I truly love running and I needed to be reminded of that. I also finally got my armband since my iPod and Spotify had a disagreement again last night and I didn’t wanna deal anymore. Lack of music isn’t really what should be stopping me so for now I’m just taking my phone with me.
A little gift shopping afterwards for a friend’s birthday I’m attending tomorrow.
Since I was already at the mall I pulled my ass together and got a new skin cream (which is actually a serum) and some cheap mascaras. I use to swear to Dior but I use them up so quickly and you can’t tell the difference with this combo.
The girls are sleeping safe and sound so I’m enjoying some green tea and Stevia vanilla ice cream with Oreos (not so low-fat) while working on some photos. Today has felt particularly slow since Kevin has worked from home and Willow is sick. The rest of the weekend will be about camping in pillows, blankets and teddy bears, baking pancakes and just enjoying the girls. I’m going to a birthday party (-ALONE-) as well. Looking forward to getting dressed up and talking to people who don’t say “poop” all the time. I can tell those of you that don’t have kids that life as a mom is all about balancing the makeup and the poop.