Happy Friday, everyone! As you can tell, I’m feeling a little sick today. ‘Tis the season, right? Both my dad and one of my sisters were sick when I was home, and I’m trying to catch their coughs, sore throats, and congestion. It probably didn’t help that I sat in a freezing train car for five and a half hours yesterday either.
I didn’t feel great last night—I figured I was just tired from traveling—so I picked up some soup and sushi from Whole Foods.
The chicken noodle soup tasted delicious; I wish I went for a bigger container and left the spicy salmon roll! Oh, and another sign I wasn’t up to par—I didn’t buy any fruit! Sure, I loaded up on spinach, peppers, and carrots, but I forgot (maybe?) to get apples. However, a package of Christmas cookies from my friend Connie picked my spirits up!
Gluten-free peanut butter cookies, red velvet chocolate crinkles, gingerbread bars, peanut butter pretzels dipped in chocolate, and mint chocolate chip cookies–mmmm! Thanks again, Connie!
Workout – Swimming
Even though I didn’t sleep great and felt a little under the weather, I went to the pool this morning for my usual 45 minutes of drill work. Thanks to my congestion, I had some trouble breathing at first, but it became easier as I warmed up. Oh, and I was totally *that swimmer* who lost her kickboard during her pull sequence. Whoops!
Another sign of sickness—I wasn’t starving after swimming. What is going on? I still made a spinach and egg-white breakfast sandwich.
I struggled to finish it, though.
After eating, I took care of some errands, and then parked myself on the couch. I haven’t moved since, except to make lunch.
It’s official—my appetite has disappeared. Usually, I eat lunch between 12:30-1:30 p.m., but as 1:40 p.m. approached, I didn’t feel hungry at all. I knew I needed to eat something, though, so I kept it simple.
Baked tofu with pepper, cumin, and red pepper flakes, plus some peas.
I have an indoor bike trainer ride scheduled for tonight, which I really need to do because I haven’t been in the saddle since last year (ha!), but I’m not sure if it’s a good idea. Here’s to hoping this is a cold I can sweat (or swim) out!
Do your eating habits change when you’re sick? Do you crave foods you don’t usually like?