If you’ve been following me on social media, you know I’ve been under the weather for too long. Of course, this prompted a post on why moms can’t get sick!
Moms aren’t supposed to get sick, right?
I mean, we run the show, so we can’t take a sick day(s)!
However, this is exactly why we get sick. And, why I did.
Baseball season was tough on me with two little ones and a husband that traveled often for long periods. Once it was over, I think my body finally gave in.
After several days of no improvement, I finally saw a doctor for my head & chest cold, and wait for it…pink eye. What?
By the way, some of you recommended using breast milk for pink eye (conjunctivitis). Since I’m still nursing Cole, I had that option. It totally works! Almost immediately, the itching subsided and within a few hours, the redness was gone. I also used the prescribed eye drops, but the breast milk is seriously liquid gold!
College baseball doesn’t really have an “off-season.” It turns into recruiting, which means more travel. So, I had the kids on my own last weekend. I balanced easy walks to the park with some indoor play for a few days, until my energy level bounced back.
Sometimes it feels good to sweat out a sickness, but in this particular case, I rested for 5 days. That’s a lot for me as I like to do something active almost every day. But, my Super Mom “cape” was no where to be found, so I let my body heal.
Then, I eased back into workouts with low impact movements or body weight exercises.
After the hiatus, it did feel great to sweat. I totally paced myself, taking breaks in between rounds or playing catch with Jada.
I hydrated like crazy to keep my milk supply in tact. And, I washed my hands non-stop to prevent the kids from getting sick.
Moral of the Story
I got caught trying to do too much. It happens. Adding a second child is a game changer, super rewarding, but hard. And, both my kids still need mom a lot.
Anyways, I’ll stop the pity party, just keeping it real. 😉
I’m ready for summer and will be visiting family for some extra hands on deck. What does that mean for you? I will be creating more online training programs and eBooks, like my 30 Day Training Program.