Despite feeling great all weekend long, I woke up yesterday morning feeling not so pretty. As soon as I ate my breakfast and geared-up for a hot yoga class, a sicky-icky feeling overcame me and I knew it wasn't staying down. As I suspected, it didn't :/ So much for yoga.
Instead of attempting to read or drag myself to class (ya, right), I changed back into my pjs and took a sick day. I spent the day dosing in and out of sleep, watching movies, downing lots of liquids, and missing my mommy. Even though I didn't have much of an appetite, I managed to eat a banana, a little brown rice (thanks, Alex), and some unsweetened applesauce. I also took my probiotic which helped significantly (got some good bacteria in my system ;).
After watching Love & Other Drugs and season 1 of The Office (classic) I turned off the lights and fell asleep around 9:30pm.
Thankfully, I slept the night and woke up this morning feeling much better..weak, but better. I also had an appetite again (yippie!). I started off with a four glasses of water, 1/2 a banana, and a simple smoothie.
Simple rebound smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/3 cup rice milk
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp sunwarrior protein (to satisfy my appetite)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Blend together and sprinkle with chia seeds.
I'm feeling strong enough to go to class (I only have one hour anyway) and crack open my books for a bit :) Today I'm keeping it simple with lots of sunshine, liquids, and plain food. For lunch I'm making brown rice and sweet potato and for dinner I'll either have soup or leftover rice. Nothing fancy. En route to class I'll pick up some coconut water too. Coconut water is an excellent source of electrolytes and has more potassium than a banana.
I hope you don't catch an evil bug like I did, but if you do I highly recommend the following to help you recover and rebound:
- brown rice
- banana (cut up into small pieces or frozen/blended)
- apple sauce
- coconut water
- peppermint tea
- plain crackers