I am so relieved to wake up this morning to a normal feeling tummy. All day yesterday I had what I’ll call the “tummy blues”. My stomach felt upset, nauseous, and bloated pretty much all day. I’m pretty sure it was the rich pasta I had the night before for our anniversary dinner. It tasted so yummy, but apparently my stomach didn’t like it as much as my taste buds did.
Needless to say, I felt “blah” and didn’t have much of an appetite for most of the day. Having little to no appetite is absolutely no fun, in my opinion. I love food and look forward to my meals every day, so when nothing sounds good to me, it’s quite saddening!
Since I woke up with an upset stomach, I decided to wait to do my workout until after work. When I got home, I felt a little better, so I hopped on the treadmill and started movin’ along. Then it hit me – dizziness, nausea, and a headache. I decided after about fifteen minutes of my 20 minute treadmill workout that I had enough. I was going to do a weights workout afterward too, but that sounded the least bit appealing. Very rarely do I ever just stop in the middle of my workout. If anything, I’ll usually just take it a little slower or lighter, but not this time. I was done. I wasn’t going to risk passing out or throwing up – no.thank.you.
If anything, I was really frustrated by this whole thing. I took two rest days in a row this weekend, and I really wanted to work out! Not only that, but I hate when I don’t workout or if I have a bad workout on Monday. It makes me feel like I started the week on a bad note in terms of my workouts. The combo of not having an appetite and not getting in a workout because of my “tummy blues” just made me in a bad mood. What did I do? Put on my sweats, curled up on the couch, and watched a few too many episodes of “Felicity” on Netflix.
I realized that sweats and “Felicity” were just what I needed. Maybe I didn’t have the best “food and fitness” kinda day, but I suppose it happens from time to time and you just gotta roll with it. That being said, today is a new day, and I’m going to go conquer an awesome workout to make up for yesterday! Have a great day!
- What is the “final straw” for you to quit a workout/run?
- Do you ever have bad food and/or fitness days? If so, what do you do about it?