Falafel makes the world go round.
That’s how the saying goes, right?
After a busy work day, I was famished last night and cooking sure wasn’t registering on my radar (I had tons of cleaning to do!). So a quick stop on the way home for a pita happened. So delicious … a great move on my part!
I didn’t ever used to be a fan of the chick pea patties. The phrase alone kind of gave me shivers (truthfully, typing out “chick pea patties” made me shudder just there). But a friend of mine got me to try some a few months ago and now I can’t believe I didn’t start enjoying falafel sooner.
Do you fancy falafel?
I’ve been struggling with the idea of getting to the gym and working out all week. I’ve had a head cold, and have honestly prefered that extra hour and a half of sleep in the morning. I thought about “sweating the sickness out” on Wednesday … and did my usual 6AM wakeup call. I decided I wasn’t going to push myself, I just wanted to be moving. I hopped on a stationary bike and started a hilly routine – at about half the effort that I would usually put in. People probably hated me because I was using equipment and not working very hard (does anyone else resent people who aren’t going hard and are on a machine you want?!). I spent the duration of the bike ride reading blogs on my phone, totally at ease.
Oh my goodness.
I was hardly moving and the sweat was just pouring out of me! Seriously, I sweated through my t-shirt in like 20 minutes. It’s very rare that I will sweat THAT much, let alone from a leisurely routine!
If I sweat, I’m proud of that water running down my face. It means I’ve busted my butt and that sweat is proof of how hard I’ve worked. Wednesday morning’s sweat just made me feel really gross (a little like I wasn’t worthy of SWEATING, weird right?). And I really don’t know how much it helped my healing progress.
Needless to say, I haven’t been back to the gym since then. I’m hoping to use the next few days to sleep sleep sleep the germs away, and then I’ll get back on that gym train Sunday or Monday. I really hate the feeling of not getting in my regular exercise, but this cold needs to say buh bye!
Do you work out when you’re sick, as an attempt to “flush it out”? I’ve definitely done it before, and I have had success. But maybe those times I was closer to being healed than I was on Wednesday?
Who knows. I’d like to hear what you do!