Annnnndddddd Pilates didn’t end up happening today.
Way, way too sick.
I’ve been a real nightime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy-headed, fevered bitch.
But thanks to my babe + some TLC I’m feeling like I’m headed ( slowly ) towards recovery.
So. Since everyone & their dog, dad, sister, cousin, mom, friend, neighbor is currently sick, here’s some tips on how to get well ASAP…
How to Be a Sexy Sickie
1.} Tea (duh): chug it like it’s diamond water. I like Throat Coat, green tea, & Sleepytime Extra tea.
2.} Wash your freaking hands: isn’t it swell when someone comes to the gym/work/your house, sick? Oh & then they sneeze on their hand & extend it for a shake. Like, no thanks, I’d prefer not to grasp your sick-o, germ-infused, wet hand. Wash your hands peeps! Kill those germy little bitches ( love this all natural soap! ).
3.} Use a Neti Pot: haven’t heard of it? It’s absolutely, positively amazing. This little pot provides relief for any cold or allergy symptoms.
4.} Pillows: plump those babies up so the head is elevated. This alleviates pressure from the sinuses.
5.} Shower. Please. Just shower: don’t be lazy. Force your sick-ass out of bed. I swear, you will feel soooo much better. The hot water helps soothe any cold &/or sore throat. And the heat drains any gross mucus.
6.} Don’t reach for chemicals: I’m not a big pill popper. You know the type: “oh I have a headache so I’m going to take three Advil.” I like to try natural approaches before I shove pills down my throat. If you need some meds, try Cold-EEZE.
8.} Water: hydration is key. Water allows your bod to rid sickie toxins.
9.} Make your man do everything: being sick is a great time to make your significant other do everything. Kidding! Kind of.
10.} Relax: this is so F’ing hard for me. I’m always on the go, so laying in bed is as about as interesting as watching a fly on the wall. I’ve been reading a bunch of sexy autobiographies so the time’s flying by. US Weekly is a real lifesaver too. Sleep as much as you can. Getting some shut eye heals the body better than anything. ZZZzzz.
If you’re not sick, I’m jealous.
On that note, I’m off to bed.
[ Natural honey lemon cough drop + Echinacea ]
Mother Nature is mixed up in San Diego. The weather is freezing one day, scorching [ like today-yay! ] another, & gloomy the next. So guess what that does to your hot bod? Unfortunately, it screws with your immune system. It tends to go crazy when temperatures fluctuate like a PMS-ing teenager. Your internal temperature adapts to keep you healthy, but often times it can make you sick.
When you’re feeling overly fatigued with a constant tickle in your throat, take it easy. The body is fighting a foreign invader, so give it a break. Try to cut your schedule in half. Cancel or postpone appointments to conserve energy to bounce back fast. The market, dry-cleaning, the gym, your boyfriend- can all wait. A day or two of downtime is better than being out of commission for a week.
Guzzle water like it’s your job; flushing the germs away is an effective method for ridding off sickness. Warm & comforting liquids are killer immunity-detoxers. Boil some hot water for tea or add a squeeze of lemon. Another fab idea? Ginger honey. Chop up a lot of ginger & allow it to sit in a cup of organic honey. Add the ginger-honey mix into your soothing teas- I love Throat Coat when I’m feeling sicky.
Your snot [ ew! ] levels are probably off. Avoid sugars & packaged foods like the plague. To clear out your nose & throat once or twice a day, try a Neti pot. Honestly, if you Neti pot daily, you will rarely ever get super sick. People with allergies also swear by them. First use of the Neti is tricky, but after a few times you’ll be a pro.
Take a nap. Let yourself curl up with an US Weekly, a cup of tea + lemon, & “Real Housewives of Whatever”. Also try a warm bubble bath to wash away the sick, gross germs. Sprinkle Epsom salts in the tub to help pull out those excess toxins.
[ Relax & get in bed with a trashy magazine ]
Buh-Bye Sick, Disgusting Sheets
This is a must. Change your sheets after that first sick day- pillowcases, duvets, etc. And don’t be lazy about it. Leaving them in the hamper to sit is gross. If you can’t wash them right away, put them in a big garbage bag & throw them in a closet that you don’t open often.
Keep it Fresh
Attempt to get out of the germ pool that you’re living in. If you’re using tissues frequently, get them as far away from you as soon as possible. Wash your hands as much as possible [ use antibacterial baby wipes if you're bedridden ]. If you keep the germs away, they can’t play.
[ Green tea is full of flu-fighting antioxidants ]
[ Drink massive amounts of water ]
[ Take lots of Vitamin C right when you're feeling sick ]