Hi my loves. You know I don’t like going radio silent on here without giving you a reason for my absence. On Tuesday night I got hit with a stomach virus and a fever and have literally been confined to my bed since then. This morning was the first that I actually am starting to feel a little bit better, although I’m not ready to eat just yet. The sight of food still makes me feel queasy. I actually think I lost about 5lbs just from going through this and not being able to eat properly these last few days. My mom had caught a stomach bug last week so she ended up passing it on to me. I haven’t gotten sick like this is years! I’ll spare you the details, but Tuesday night was not fun. I’m just thankful to be feeling a little better and hope to be able to get back into my regular routine over the weekend, especially since it’s supposed to be in the 80s tomorrow.
As much as a stomach virus sucks [I literally don’t wish it on anyone], in a way I am actually happy that it happened when it did. I have been overworking myself lately to meet deadlines, plan Spain, take care of personal matters and have honestly been making myself sick in the process. I needed something to force me to take a step back and rest. Catching up on all this sleep this week has been long overdue. I sometimes put so much on my shoulders and all it does is stress me out and give me anxiety. Sometimes we need to give ourselves a day to do absolutely nothing but relax. It’s healthy. Even though I’m not 100% yet and my body feels so drained, I actually feel a little refreshed too. Does that make any sense?
I think that this was also a little wake up call for my body, which I definitely needed. For the past month and a half I was not eating properly again. I was skipping meals and snacking on crap. I was starting to drink too many extra cups of coffee a day and not enough water. I wasn’t being as healthy and active as I could be. I needed to snap out of it and get back into my regular routine. Whenever I break my consistency, it always gets harder to get back on track. Even though I didn’t do anything to give myself a stomach virus, it was still a great reminder for me to take better care of my body. The thought of eating anything unhealthy right now just makes me feel even worse.
Now switching gears, I had to say thank you again. I’ve been receiving some of the most amazing comments from you guys both on here and on my Instagram lately from my recent posts. I know I say this all the time, but you literally have NO idea how much it means to me and how much it brightens up my day. There are those moments where I
sometimes question if my content matters or if anyone really cares about what I have to say. I’ll then receive such a sweet and thoughtful message and it puts everything back into perspective for me. I love this online community and family that I have been able to build. I love how we can all inspire and empower one another. I feel really lucky to have you all in my corner. Thank you for the continued support and love that you show me.
I’m about to attempt to sit outside for a little bit and get some fresh air since I’ve been cooped up in the house all week. The photo in this post is obviously NOT from today. lol I just wanted to pop on here with this update and let you know I’ll be back to regular posting soon. Happy weekend. ❤️