I seem to have contracted some sort of sinus illness that is seriously trying to interfere with my plans for the remainder of this week.
It began yesterday morning, and has progressively gotten worse. I was hoping the Alka Seltzer Plus I took last night combined with the 8:00 pm bedtime I imposed upon myself would have helped nip this thing in the bud.
No such luck.
I awoke this morning, feeling as though I'd spent the night sleeping in a dehydrator and was only a few minutes away from becoming human jerky.
After dragging myself out of bed, gulping a bottle of water, and stumbling to the magic brewer, I made it through my morning with coffee as my trusty aide.
After eating the kids' leftovers for breakfast (I don't care if you judge me), I planted myself on the couch to begin the recuperation process. Only, instead of self-medicating and turning on the TV as I had originally planned, I grabbed my computer.
I'll just catch up on a little work. My body is weak, but my mind is strong.
Before I knew it, I had completed several tasks that I had been putting off.
Wow! That was easy. Now to rest.
Then it happened: my mind began to trash talk my body.
Mind: Why are you being so lazy? You know, if you'd just get off this couch and workout, you'd sweat out all that snot and feel better.
Body: But I'm sick. I don't have the energy.
Mind: Well, if you'd get up and be productive, the energy would come.
Body: Ugh....I hate you.
Mind: Whatever. You're such a wuss!
Body: Why can't I just be sick like a normal person?
Mind: Stop being a whiner and get busy! End of discussion.
And sooooo...... I peeled myself off the couch, worked out like a madwoman, and turned my passivity into productivity.
Don't get me wrong; it wasn't easy. There were vile amounts of sweat and snot involved. I know, disgusting. It's not a pretty thought, but hey, sometimes the truth just ain't pretty.
The point is, the energy came, I got a lot accomplished, and I felt better.
That was enough for today.
Today, my mind won over my matter.
Veni, vidi, vici.