I also workout more efficiently now then I have in any 6 consecutive months. I run, cross train, strength train, stretch and get yoga-fied. It feels great and I am confident that I am on the right track as far as fitness is concerned. And that feels great!
So can someone please tell me, if I am doing healthy things why I can't manage to actually stay healthy?
I have had the flu three, count 'em, three times since the year started. I have had a hypoxiated cornea, digestive trouble and epic migraines.
Yes I shared that one again. You're welcome.
And now the latest medical drama to weasle its way into my "supposed to be" healthy life: kidney infection.
If you've had one you know that this is a nightmare. And having done some research I know mine is pracically mild compared to some people's experience. Nonetheless, I am not having even a little bit of fun.
On top of lower back (aka kidney) pain, frequent and painful trips to the bathroom and general malaise from my body's attempt to fight back, I am missing work and missing life. I can't workout, honor my commitment to play in a volleyball tournament tomorrow or even leave the house for too long in fear that I will have to bolt to a grimey gas station washroom five or six times in the span of an hour.
So here I am. Sick again and not happy about it.
Don't get me wrong, I know that things could definitely be worse. And I am so, SO grateful for the good health that I have most days. All I wish is that all my hardwork and good intentions could be put to better use by being able to actually revel in the "feeling good" that should come from healthy living.
I also know there are people out there who are suffering much more then me and who started out much healthier then me and as I write this my frustrations are for them too. Is it too much to ask to want to be as healthy as we try to be??
Yes, I am having a bit of a pity party. And yes, I need to suck it up because in all liklihood I will be well again in a few days. It's just so hard to hear people who smoke, drink frequently, party hard, eat poorly and never exercise on purpose say "Wow, you're sick again? I never get sick!"
Do I wish that they were sick instead. No. Well not entirely. My fear for them is that they never get sick so they think that they are healthy and I still believe (despite evidence to the contrary) that in the long run I will benefit from a healthy lifestyle and and unhealthy one will catch up to them. And that I don't want. So if the occasional cold would light a fire under their ass to clean up their act then maybe its not too bad....
Anyway, now that I've got that off my chest I am going to get back to the business of getting better. On deck for today:
7 bazillion litres of water/juice
Reading as many blogs as I can get my lil' hands on
Memory card cleanup
Reading Water for Elephants
Yeah, its going to be boomin' up in here!
Happy Friday all! May the weekend find you in good health!
So tell me, do you find that people who live healthy aren't always the healthiest? Why do you think that is?