Gardin: 'My body is screaming for me to slow down'

FIT Staff
Apr 16, 2014

Here we are at unlucky No. 13 for my blog.

I have been sick with a sinus infection and both ears infected for awhile now and on antibiotics for four days and feel even worse every day.

I woke up Sunday morning with an awful cough now, too.

I had a great start to this past week, though.

Early Sunday workout with my husband, TRX band class with even more intensity and new moves and cardio on Wednesday.

After Wednesday's workout, I went across the hall to urgent care.

The immense pressure that had built up in my head and ears was beginning to be unbearable. Little did I know, it was only going to get worse.

I am almost finished with the medication and feel worse than when I went in originally. I may need a trip to my doctor. In the meantime, I can't work out until I can breathe correctly.

I am closely watching my food intake since I cannot make it to the gym. However, being sick leaves you with zero appetite, nothing tastes good, and liquids are about the only thing tolerated.

This is all on top of still having to go to work, taking care of my kids, my daughter had her senior EHOVE prom and my husband is on bed rest for the next week recovering from surgery. I think my body is screaming for me to slow down and punished me for not listening.

I hope my fellow FIT Challengers are having better luck than I am.