It has been 3 days since I have been to the gym. I have felt horrible every morning and my throat feels like it is burning. Each time I bend down my nose runs. Not a very good thing when I have to bend down to pick up barbells. I think I would be blowing my nose more than actually exercising. Spring! Are you listening? I need you to hurry up, get to Minnesota and make it warm enough so I can open up our windows and let the germs fly out of my house.
I am trying hard to fight this habit of not drinking pop. Yesterday, if I had pop around, I would have been glad to have a can of Diet Pepsi. I didn't feel good. When I was sick in the past I would just go drink some pop. Water was never an option when I was sick. Yesterday I didn't even want to eat anything really and I probably could have slept at least part of the day if I would have been able to. I just wanted some pop. My mouth was begging for the taste. It was so weird to have that feeling and I knew it was just because this was a habit of something that I always used to do.
I didn't have any pop. We even went to a restaurant last night and for the 3rd time I did not order pop. I ordered water. (The pop at this restaurant was also extremely expensive...holy cow! Almost $3.00 for a glass of Diet Coke...they didn't serve Pepsi products.) This is just so weird to me and is still something very new. I am learning to adapt to this change. I can't say that I have embraced the "no pop" at restaurant rule but I am becoming more comfortable with it. The one time that I did have pop at a restaurant (which was actually last Friday night...7 days ago) I felt gross and my stomach hurt after that meal. That was my clue that I didn't need it and that my body was doing just fine without that sugary and chemically filled beverage.