Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I was out sick with the flu for an entire week. Today was my first day back. I work on a small college campus, where it takes no more than seven minutes to walk from the north side to the south. I work on the south side of campus, the dining hall is on the north side.
Today I did not pack a lunch so I went with a co-worker to eat there. I am proud to report that for this buffet style option, I managed to make my plate look like it should... carbs on less than half the plate, a salad on just over a quarter of the plate, and steamed vegetables on the remaining quarter!
Walking back to my office after lunch, we were walking at a brisk walk, just like normal...and by the time I was back to my office, I was winded and light-headed. I know I'm still recovering from my illness, but dang... I wasn't expecting that. For the two weeks prior to getting sick, I was fully back on track with meal planning and exercise, including strength training. To become winded during a seven minute walk was so sad!
I plan to get back into it slowly. Some easier strength training moves and stretching tomorrow morning, then after work some Just Dance on the Wii!!