As previously stated (more than) a few times, it seems I’ve been sick every single weekend for the last couple of months. Some of this is unavoidable since not feeling well is kind of my (gluten-free) bread and butter. However, on the weekends it intensifies.
So, as mentioned on Monday, I’m going to conduct an experiment this weekend. Brief caveat, the reason this isn’t totally scientific is because I can’t create the exact environments/conditions of previous weekends. There were a variety of variables that I can’t (and don’t want to repeat) so I’m going to wing it on that part. This is where the unscientific part comes into play. My bio profs from undergrad would totally give me side-eye at this point.
Nevertheless, (I changed my major anyway) here is what the experiment will entail both Saturday and Sunday:
1. Wake up and change into half of my running clothes – the other half will be sweatpants because I love them.
2. Eat a banana, take my meds and make a cup of coffee.
3. I’m only allowing myself to drink 1/2 of my coffee. No more. This will test me.
4. Jump on the treadmill – or at least meander my way to it. My reward will be getting the rest of my coffee when I’ve finished my work out.
5. Get ready for the day. Enjoy aforementioned coffee.
6. Be excited for sticking to the experiment.
I really have absolutely NO idea if this will help with sickness issues or not. Fingers definitely crossed. I will say, my anxiety and now stomach problems always hit me harder during on Saturdays and I think it’s due to my mind/body decompressing from the week. My docs have talked about this phenom with me and essentially, when I get time to rest, all of the pent up business from the week hits me. Sometimes my migraines work this way too.
If anything it will be a change up from the norm. What I’ve been doing so far certainly hasn’t helped not to mention my couch cushions could use a rest from my buns.
Last night? Nope, no treadmilling. Instead I put those eggplants to good use and made these patty type deals. Truthfully, I’ve never had eggplant so I wasn’t sure what to expect or if I would even like it. Today I had a patty and half over some salad for lunch and it was good! I used some balsamic as well and it was even more filling than I anticipated. Here is the recipe I used but of course I axed the garlic (major stomach killer), the onions, although I used a smidgen of onion powder and added some paprika for my spice. I’ve always likeed paprika but now I’m falling more and more in love with it.
I’ll report back with whether or not my weekend experiment was successful on Monday. Yay for Friday – I’m ready to embrace some laundry, some Old Navy and making those energy bites.