Trust me - I didn't want to take time off. I finally LOVE working out now that I joined Jazzercise. It's my "me time" and it's so much FUN! However, I needed to give my body a break.
Last Friday night, I went on a date night with my husband. I felt normal at the time. We went out to a local sports bar where I had a harvest beer (oh my - it was so good!) and we shared some wings. We watched hockey, we talked, we laughed - it was a really good time!
After our date night, sometime in the middle of the night, I woke up and could tell my body was fighting something tough. I had the chills, a fever (of 103 at one point) and my muscles were aching. Despite those flu-like symptoms, it didn't feel like the flu but, something was definitely wrong.
When I woke up for the day on Saturday, I could barely walk I was so sick, so my husband took me in to the ER while my mother-in-law watched Piper (and helped clean our house - bless her heart).
After a few hours and tests at the ER, I left with antibiotics for a bacterial infection. It's a good thing we caught it when we did. I haven't had a fever since Saturday morning and I actually started feeling right back to myself on Sunday. Crazy how fast an infection can take you down, and how quickly modern medicine and some rest can bring you back up. I'm thankful!
Even though I am feeling better, I decided to take this week off from working out. I don't want to wear out my body when it's working on fighting an infection, or, at least that's what I need to continue telling myself. I keep hearing some of the songs I dance to at Jazzercise on the radio and I just want to go dance! I must be crazy - I love my workouts! I can't wait to get back in there!