It's another gloomy day in southern Ontario
In fact it doesn't look much different outside then when I posted this picture a few days ago. And the worst part is that its been like this everyday since that post and the forecast calls for continued rain until Friday at the earliest. Not even a little bit awesome!
To make matters worse my health issues went from a sore knee to a sore knee and a sore throat to a full blown flu over the last few days (silver lining: at least my knee feels a bit better!!). Its safe to say I've been throwing myself a full blown pity party since Sunday and if you follow me on Twitter you know that to be a very true fact.
So true (and so pitiful) that I let myself soothe my sorrows with a whole lot of unhealthy food and barely anything wholesome to balance it out. No wonder I don't feel better today huh? This little revelation dawned on me when I called in sick to work this morning and a colleague commented on how much worse I sounded. I am supposed to be healing and I sound worse? Something is not right here.
That's when it hit me. If you want to BE healthy you have to ACT healthy! Sounds so simple and yet somehow in the midst of one health issue after another I conveniently forgot all about it.
Well, not anymore. Enter an onslaught of wholesome, nutrient dense foods that are going to kick this flu in the butt and send the jerk packing once and for all!
A smoothie packed with raspberries, Greek yogurt, orange juice and 3 heaping handfuls of spinach. If that doesn't scare this illness I don't know what will. Oh and serving it in an adult version of a "sippy" cup helps the cause I swear.
And some comfort food with much more nutritional benefits than yesterday's cheese pizza and sour gummy worm debacle. Let's just say, lesson learned.
The name of the game here is getting better. Tomorrow is kinda special for me and I would like to be able to enjoy it, raining or not!
So tell me, how do you combat a cold or flu?
SAVE THE DATE:
For Toronto bloggers, readers, runners and healthy living enthusiasts
I am organizing a MEETUP so mark Sunday June 12th in your calendars!
I'm still working out the details but it will probably include yoga, a potluck picnic and of course a really awesome group of people!!
Email me health(dot)happiness(dot)skinnyjeans(at)gmail(dot)com if you want to be added to future emails for this event. I will post the details here as well as soon as they are confirmed.