Gratitude Monday & Flu Update

Monday March 17, 2014




Welcome to Gratitude Monday. Each Monday, stop by & comment on what you are grateful for & how it will impact you to live a healthier life going forward. How it impacts you does not have to be food or exercise related. It can be in any way, shape or form! If you just want to write a grateful comment & nothing else, that is fine too. If your comment is the same as another one, so be it. Everything goes here.

So if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you have seen that my absence is due to a very bad case of the flu. I got both the body aches/fever version AND the cold/cough/sniffles one at the same time. I hope this means that when I get rid of it, I am done for the year! I have been down since last Monday. I seem to be hacking now which I did not have the first week but the body aches & fever are gone. I really have no idea if I am still sick or not!  I am going to be very careful getting back to the gym & take it slowly so I do not relapse! I am trying this morn to see how I feel.

So, thankful to be on the mend – really really thankful!!! I like to eat & not feeling like eating is no fun!

Here are some things I have not shown you while I have been sick & hope you do not mind me using my Gratitude Monday to catch up.

Fabletics sent me some beautiful new pieces from their new line! I can’t wait to wear in the gym!


My fave stevia company, NuNaturals, sent me this goodie box! I hope to have a giveaway in the future!


I saw this nut butter & chocolate spreads line from Artisana Foods at ExpoWest. EXCITED!!!


We have had some beautiful weather & even though I was sick, I did take a little time each day to get my Vitamin D hoping to feel better!


This was Saturday.


Sunday errands.
 

Finally felt well enough to have cookies!!!!! OH, there was a first one on Saturday too! Don’t care if I did not work out – I lost weight with the flu & had my cookies once I felt well enough!



How are you doing? I have missed you!!! What are your thankful for today?

36 Comments


  1. I’m so sorry you were sick, but glad your on the mend–I’m sure the cookie helped expedite the healing 😉 We have such lovely weather this weekend, love your photos of our electric blue skies.

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  2. I have no doubt that you will be back! Cause you can’t keep a good woman down!

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  3. You look pretty darn cute for just having the flue — glad you’re on the mend!

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  4. Thx Lisa – I hope I am on the mend for sure – tired of being sick! Cookies always help!

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  5. Itz – it has! So many people still getting it or have it!

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  6. No you can’t Dr. J! Had a great all weight workout this morn & hope I did not overdo!

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  7. Hope you feel better soon, the flu this year is a beast!!!

    Cookies are very therapeutic though, I’m pretty sure. 🙂

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  8. So sorry you got the flu. Hopefully the worst is over and you won’t have to endure that for years to come. I’ve been slowly getting back to running after my cold but my lungs still don’t feel perfect.

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  9. So sorry you had such a rough week! I’m glad that you are starting to feel better again – the cookie is a good sign and if the gym happened I know that is even better!!

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  10. cookies and sunshine! yes, you are better. thank goodness! and i always love catching up with you.

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  11. Jan, feeling so much better & I bet the cookies helped! THX!

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  12. Marcia – I was wondering since less IG posts from you. Hope you feel better each day! I have not tried cardio yet so will see how that goes tomorrow. I got this last year twice so I think the flu shot next year!

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  13. Kim, it was a tough one & got this in a different form last year twice – age is catching up! I think those 2 weekend cookies fueled the gym!

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  14. Thx Lindsay! Cookies & warmth of sun really helped me!!! Hugs friend!

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  15. Hope you’re feeling 100% soon, Jody. I’ve picked up some sort of light buggy thing, and I’m more than ready to be over it.

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  16. Happy to hear you are on the mend! I’m grateful for the sunshine today…hopefully, the warm weather will join soon enough 😉

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  17. Cammy – so sorry!! With all the family stuff & being in hospitals – I bet it caught up with you – HUGS!!!!!!!

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  18. Tenecia – I am at about 90% finally! THX!!!!!

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  19. The Kierston – so ready to be better & glad to be back in the gym!

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  20. Sorry about the flu. Glad you were finally healthy enough for your cookie.

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  21. SO glad you’re feeling better! The flu is no fun.
    LOVE Artisana. Especially their cashew butter.
    Today I was grateful for SUNSHINE. So grateful, lol.

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  22. The Kerri! Yahoo for sunshine!

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  23. I am so glad you’re feeling better! I mean not feeling good enough to even have a cookie is SHOCKING FOR YOU!!!! 😮

    I have had a sore throat for the past 2 days but I am POWERING THROUGH! I hope tonight I can sleep!!! 🙂 And I am thankful for NO earthquakes! 😉

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  24. GiGi – yes, if I don’t feel like coffee or cookies, something is wrong!

    OH NO on your soar throat!!! Hope you don’t get this flu!!!!
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  25. Soooo glad you are on the mend Jody. This thing is awful, and seems to hang on. Take care

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  26. Thx Roz – you have had it a couple times so you know!

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  27. I’m 42. Woke up Monday morning feeling great. .. no muscle or joint pains. had my first cup of good coffee. got a big hug from the hubby. Said a little prayer of thanks for another day.

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