When It Rains It Pours (And a Save the Date)

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?


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.


  1. Tea and toast is what i do when i'm sick
    Though your eats look awesome
    Hope you feel better soon!!!!!!

  2. the weather is just awful. its cold and gloomy. i just want to stay in bed all day. and i think i am also coming down with the flu.

    hope u feel better soon and ur knee heals quick!

    ps. when r u starting training for Midsummer? and what training plan are you using?

  3. Lol @ adult sippy cups <--- I love those! Feel better :)

  4. I agree that this weather is just a total downer - I cannot wait for some sunshine and some much needed Vitamin D! When I'm sick, I love green smoothies with tons of frozen blueberries! I also love getting into a pair of my hubby's sweatpants and a comfy shirt and snuggling up on the couch for some R & R!

  5. Sorry to hear you're still under the weather! I agree that some nutrients via healthy food are just what you need! All the rain is getting to me as well - I need some sunlight and vitamin D asap!! Rest up and feel better soon! :)

  6. We all deserve a little pity party now and again. Abuse it while you can!

  7. Feel better...and that smoothie and bagel look delish!

  8. When I'm sick I want anything with spice- otherwise I can't taste it!

    Glad it seems you're on the road to recovery! :)

  9. We're also having sucktastic weather in Seattle, so I feel your pain.

    Saw your comment on my blog, and I am going to Las Vegas for the 1/2 and the blogger convention. Can't wait to meet everyone!!!!

    Hope you feel better - being sick is the pits.

  10. Feel better soon!! I need my running partner back :)

  11. Yes I am not enjoying this weather :(
    I currently have plans on the 12th but will email you anyways b/c I would love to come, hopefully my plans will change.

  12. Feel better! And maybe pass the weather along.. Texas needs the rain!

  13. To kick a cold/flu, I'm a big fan of vitamin C (to individual bowel tolerance), heaps of fruits and veggies, plus soups for comfort.

    I do hope you feel better soon! And I hope the weather gets better too!!!