Into the New Year

Hello, beautiful souls!! Now that the year is finally well in motion, I can give an update. The last time I approached my keyboard to blog was December 27, 2019. Let’s start there.

Alright, at that time, I had just gotten out of a relationship. I won’t lie. I was angry, but I got over it. Once I got back to my place after visiting my family, things were pretty chill for a while. That is until January came along.

I had started going back to the gym and running back in December. I was on a really good streak until the first week of January. Out of nowhere, I began to feel ill. It was really difficult to do anything. Sitting in a chair was hard, so I knew that I was in trouble. I took a day of rest which seemed to do the trick. At least, I thought it did.

A week later, I had the same symptoms. This time, I went to the hospital. They let me know why I was in pain, but what I came to realize later was that on top of my abdominal pain, everything made me nauseous. (For those who are curious, no, I wasn’t pregnant.) The pain and nausea ended up being two different things. I’m not ready to speak on the abdominal pain (That’ll be a whole other post once I know more.), but the nausea was from a GI bug that was going around. The worst of that was soon to come.

A few days later, that bug had me on the floor of my apartment unable to even drink water. Walking outside of my apartment door was NOT a thing. Not unless I wanted to pass out of course. I couldn’t do anything. My abdomen still hurt as well. It was horrid. Luckily for me, my dad warned me about the full scope of the bug before I actually went through it.

Now on to the good stuff. Once the illness passed, I was slowly back on my feet. My work life has been very productive. I am excited about the future of my career. My social life has been on an uptick lately. (Shocking, right? I’m such a homebody.) I’ve been trying to venture out more to do things I don’t normally engage in. It’s been fun so far.

I’m working out regularly now. A few years ago, I loathed long periods of cardio. Nowadays, I can happily say that I aim for three days of cardio. Even if it’s only 40 minutes, it’s something at least. My yoga practice has been more consistent as well. I was going to a studio weekly before I got sick. (I’ll definitely be going back in the near future.) Yoga has really helped with my tension and stress. It’s also really fun and can even be challenging. (For those wondering, not all yoga has to do with the complicated poses you see may see a lot of yogis doing. Restorative yoga, for example, is about stretching, relieving stress, and laying down.)

That’s about it for now. Until next time, beautiful souls…

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