Are you TIRED of being SICK AND TIRED?
Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in the Summer/Fall of 2017. Since that natural disaster, the allergen count in Houston has been on the rise… as it was predicted.
I have suffered quite a bit, and I used to only really get it twice a year… Now I feel like I am battling it all year long! I consulted my cousin (well known ENT Dr. Brad LeBert of ENT & Allergy Clinic) a few weeks ago and he told me that what I described to him sounded like it was a sinus infection. He also told me that I needed to pick up some Flonase and to start using it daily… basically he told me that I am a grown up and to start taking care of myself – yes sir!
But ya’ll… I am so TRIED of being SICK AND TIRED!
I run myself ragged. There are a lot o responsibilities we have as adults – and here is the thing – THAT’S NOT GOING TO CHANGE! So here is the thing… we MUST start taking care of ourselves. Just like my cousin told me to do – basically – START TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF DAILY and not when it becomes a problem…
If you are an avid gym go-er when you are not feeling your best – here are some things I want you to consider:
Fever – Don’t go to the gym and risk infecting other people… don’t be selfish that way – you are not helping ANYONE!
Achy – Did you check for a fever? I often find that even though I may not have a fever, if my temperature is much lower than normal – I find myself feeling achy and under the weather…
Dehydrated – When was the last time you checked your hydration levels? I know it is disgusting – but is your urine thick? (EWW I know – but it is important to check – especially when you are sick) Is it really light yellow? Has it been several hours since you last went? Do you even know the last time you went? Hydration is KEY to helping you flush out what is in your system and to keep you well. Check yourself. If you are not well hydrated – do not risk injuring yourself by going to the gym and passing out…
Coughing – Are you coughing up phlegm? Are you constantly hacking lugies? Do yourself a favor – and everyone around you… STAY AWAY FROM SHARED SPACES.
There are some instances where if you are a tad bit under the weather or feeling not like yourself that going for a good sweat session can help boost your mood and help you feel better – but the times listed above – PLEASE DO NOT!