I’m poorly sick; it’s been over 5 days now.
I look about 20 years older, feel utterly hopeless and getting outside and moving my body at any kind of speed feels like a distant memory. Basically I have girl flu, I don’t want to slow down, I'm saving my energy for boring things like work and I really want some cookies and my cosy bed.
Here are my top tips for curing the sick girl blues:
*Avoid sport – I thought by having an weights and rowing sesh I’d beat the cold, I woke up much worse the next day. If you MUST do something keep it steady like a walk, yoga or pilates.
*Drink fresh – Lemon and honey water, freshly squeezed juices or smoothies and green/herbal tea’s this will aid your recovery more than sticky sweet energy drinks.
*Use your down time to relax and plan – Think about new workout routines and research new classes, running/cycling routes and cheer yourself up with a little online shopping. Does this all sound like a little too much? Catch up on your reading, chill out to your favourite film, catch up on sleep and put your feet up.
*Don’t smoke – If you are one of the smoking kind, put it down for a week as it’s really not doing you ANY good.
*Take a long hot bath – If your poorly you need pampering, I love Lavender when I feel unwell and this Jo Malone Lavender and Amber bath oil is pricey but you’re worth it.
*Eat well – Some of the foods that can help you recover from illness are garlic, honey, peppermint, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, parsley celery, cauliflower and foods containing zinc.
I'm really, really hoping to feel better for bank holiday so I can get out and enjoy some long runs and my normal exercise routine, I don't want to spend it on the sofa fast asleep on G..but that would be cool too and I'm likely to do that, as a matter of fact..that's about the only guaranteed thing!
Anyway amazing get well soon tips for me?