I considered breaking out my essential oils and smelling them, maybe clear something out. But I didn’t have the energy so I sprayed my pillow with some lavender linen spray. That’s the best I could manage today.
I visited a friend yesterday and after telling him about my little yoga adventure he lent me a book, Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth Book 2 by Peter Kelder. So very first thing this morning, right after batting my little eyelids open, I hopped onto the floor and got to it. For those unfamiliar, as I was and basically am, you first go through a short warm up and then jump into the five rites, a series of yoga like moves, repeating each move three times. After one week, you increase by 2, so instead of doing 3 sets, it’s now 5. Each week increases by 2 until you get to 21! That’s a lot of times!! The rites, in Angela-ese, include spinning, a head and leg lift, a camel like pose, sitting to tabletop transition flow, and a down dog to up dog transition flow. It was forewarned in the book that things may get worked up while doing these moves. Anywhoozles, I got onto my mat and got right down to it. Now to say I felt off would be a ridiculous understatement. I had been fighting a hint of a cold this week. Lots of runny yet stuffed nose, and LOTS of blowing. But everything was clear so whatever right? WRONG!! I don’t know what happened overnight but there was a horrible, evil shift. I woke up with a headache and very icky feeling. Not a good sign. But I though meh, it’ll be fine or at the very least these exercises will help me feel a bit better. Oh… Oh no… Oh no no no…. they KILLED me!! The spinning happened first. Now I spin once in a while. I don’t have a problem with it. In fact I enjoy it. But it almost made me vomit (WTF?!) today and that just set the bar I think. It was a struggle to finish it all but by golly I did it! And maybe I shouldn’t have because no matter how much medicine I took, how many naps I took, I just could not shake this horrible headache, sinus, head cold, monster of a sickness. I was straight useless today. So yeah. That was yoga I did today. A sort of yoga that tried to kill me.
Ahahahahahahaha!! Yeah, no. No meditation just did not happen today. I’m telling you this sickness hit full force hard and fast but mainly incredibly hard. Combine that with the fact that I’m an incredible whiny useless baby when I’m sick… haha yeah. Nothing got done today except some groaning and moaning.
There really wasn’t any clean eating going on today. I just munched and crunched on whatever was available but it wasn’t much at all. I was all wonky today. Oatmeal, grilled cheese, sweet potato fries. Drank several cups of tea. That’s about it.
I wore some red capris, white soft knee high socks, and my funny little elephant shirt. A very root chakra outfit. I’d been waiting to wear this shirt all week!