elisariva

Seizing life's joys and challenges physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Motivation While Sick

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Unfortunately my stomach troubles have continued through today. Once again I have spent the day at home laying down. A friend of mine phrased it well: “You can be really healthy and still be taken down by a microscopic organism.” As the day has progressed I believe tomorrow I will be able to sit more, so I hope to return to work. As for training, I am less hopeful for a morning workout. Possibly an afternoon jog on a treadmill if I am able to eat. That has been the worst side effect – I have lost over five pounds. Goes to show that size is not always important, a microscopic organism has taken me down. But not out.

I received my wristbands in the mail today – that was my exercise for the day, walking the length of my driveway to get my mail. As I mentioned earlier, I ordered three personalized wristbands to help with my motivation to go on in training. The bands are 100% silicone and look fabulous. The company, Wristband Connection, sent me a picture of them before they shipped.

My personalized motivational wristbands.

My personalized motivational wristbands.

The timing was perfect. Here I ordered them to motivate me to get through tough workouts. Today I put on the “Trust” wristband – trust in my training, my ability, and today trust that I will be better and a few days off will not deteriorate all I have put in.

Once again, even a day spent on the sofa with a pain in my belly still brought something good. As well as something to look forward to – training again with my new wristbands to help get me through.

Author: elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

10 thoughts on “Motivation While Sick

  1. That microorganism doesn’t know who it’s messin’ with. You’ll be giving it “what for” in no time.

  2. Praying for better health!! Drat those microorganisms!!

  3. Geezus! I hope you didn’t jog. Please rest until you’re a little more steady!
    And finally, love those bands 🙂

  4. Hope you get well soon. I have the worst type of cold right now: I am not sick enough to skip the office, but too sick to ride my bike — my appetite is the same as always, but I am not burning any calories through exercise (and it is starting to show).

  5. Having just gone through some bad food poisining last month I can definitely relate. Hope you feel better soon and the one thing I can say is that the first full week (after a few ease back into it days) I had after being sick, I felt better and stronger than ever. I guess the rest, if you can call it that, can do your muscles some good afterall.

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