Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Badger, Badger, Badger

THIS :D ------>    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/120321

Also, Badger peppermint and lavender oil is my saving grace today.  I've been battling a sore throat this week (now turning into thick sinus drainage...gross).  I hope I didn't catch it from my friend.  I'm hoping to fight it off quickly, though :)

Anyhoo, it isn't just my throat that's sore.  My neck muscles are horribly sore and tight as well, causing tension headaches, so I'm generously massaging the oil into my neck which helps the muscle problem.  I should have brought some tea bags for hot tea at work.  Perhaps when I get home I'll make some tea.

I had originally planned to try jogging again this morning, but told myself not to jump into it too quickly and burn out.  Rest days are important, too!  Well, I'm glad I took my own advice because my legs are pretty sore today.  I think the large amount of protein for breakfast yesterday helped, though.  I probably would have been more sore.

My weight is up, but I certainly didn't eat enough to gain 1.8 lb overnight so I'm betting on the high sodium from last night's delicious stir fry (I cooked the broccoli perfectly...so good!) and the inflamed muscled from the attempted jog.  I'm going to focus on hydrating and taking care of this illness before it gets the best of me!

I ended up crashing after work until 9:30 last night due to exhaustion from my workout right before work and (what I'm guessing is) this oncoming illness.  I wasn't as upset with myself as I normally would be after napping that long.  Instead of feeling groggy, I felt energized.  I guess I really needed it!

This morning, I woke up thinking it was Wednesday.  You can imagine my disappointment in realizing it's only Tuesday.  I was really hoping it was Wednesday.  We have a bunch of apples that are way too soft for me to enjoy raw and the guys love apple pie so for Micah Wednesday I'm making pie for dessert :D

Also, I managed to get my dishes done BEFORE work instead of having to do it afterward.  Maybe I can use that time that I would normally use to clean house to work on the painting?  Yea...the same one I wrote about a while ago :/

I hope you guys are having a good week so far!


  1. I hope you are feeling better, Amanda! Push fluids and get as much rest as possible. Drinking warm tea will help. (I like to add fresh ginger and some honey to green tea when I don't feel good.)

    Take care of yourself!

    1. Thank you :) I keep a cabinet just for my hot teas (earl grey it my utmost favorite), but I have not tried any with ginger...will definitely give it a go!