I decided to take yesterday off from work and felt irrationally guilty about it. Right now is the busiest time of year for my department but I figured I would do more harm than good by coming into work, half-assing everything in my cold med induced stupor and spreading my germs around the office. Basically, I didn’t want to be this guy:
I also haven’t worked out since Sunday, which sucks. I was getting pumped about new Les Mills releases this week, not to mention trying some more yoga classes at iGita but it seems my body has other plans. I really hope I’m good to go for Thursday.
So since I wasn’t working (or working out), I spent most of Tuesday at my sister’s house napping (seriously, I took a grand total of 3 one-hour naps). She, my mom and my nephew are all sick with the same thing so we just had a big pity party. Here’s what I ate – thanks as always to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons for hosting.
I know some people lose their appetites when they’re sick but I’m the complete opposite – I become ravenous. I think it has to do with my upbringing. Whenever I was sick and my parents were at work, my Italian grandparents came over to take care of me and, as far as they were concerned, good food was a cure-all for any ailment. Consequently, I find food very comforting when I’m sick.
So, when I woke up feeling like death on Tuesday morning, I still hopped out of bed and made myself some toast with almond butter and strawberries.
After breakfast, I dressed in my finest sweats and headed over to my sister’s. For lunch, she made us Andalusian Chicken Soup.
Nothing like steaming hot homemade soup to provide some comfort on a sick day. There’s also a bit of kick to this soup (lots of pepper and paprika and my sister added some turmeric) so it helped open up my sinuses. I had this with half a dinner roll. My afternoon treat was a trio of Halloween chocolates (Kit Kat, Smarties and Coffee Crisp).
When I got back home, I took a hot shower and ate some reheated leftovers. I’m glad I did some cooking on Sunday and Monday because I now have tons of leftovers, including a cabbage strata, which I ate for dinner on Tuesday, and a simple pasta recipe with peas, lemon juice, bacon and parmesan cheese.
After dinner on Tuesday, I had some Greek yogurt and blueberries for dessert.
Here’s to hoping all that good food and rest gives me the nourishment I need to kick this mofo in the butt.
What are your favourite foods when you’re sick?
Do you go to work and/or exercise when you’re sick?
Any exciting Halloween plans?