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The Covid Saga Continues….

The Covid Saga Continues….

So as I am writing this I am coming up on 3 weeks since getting sick. Exposure I am pretty sure has already surpassed 3 weeks.

Currently I am FRUSTRATED. I feel fine have been symptom free for about a week (thank you Lord), however now I have to test negative to get back to life. Please do not get me wrong I 100% understand to test negative to go back to work and be around others because we really know NOTHING about this disease. However- there has to be something about this virus we do not know if it can come back positive for multiple weeks after symptoms subside. I have heard from multiple people they have gone through the same. Why is this the case? Is it still contagious? Is it just left over?? You better believe I am going to use some nose and sinus rinse tonight, and tomorrow before I test again.

The past few days:

So in my last post (catch up if you missed it) I ended around the time I took my second test – the first of many I might add in hopes to be negative. That was a little over a week ago. 

I tested positive – I got the results last Wednesday. Since then I took a test on Friday (currently waiting on those results) and then I took two yesterday (Monday) one was a rapid test and it came back positive still…. again I feel basically 100% now. I imagine the other two will be positive as well, thankfully my insurance covers all Covid testing. Chad still hasn’t gotten one of his tests back from over two weeks ago, its pretty ridiculous, and yet he has gotten a bill from the urgent care where he took it…. you better believe that will not get paid without results.

I am trying to schedule another rapid for tomorrow. (just keep hitting refresh on that screen to the right).  Then possibly again Thursday and Friday. I just want to feel ok being around others and I want to go back to work. 

 

 

What I have been up to :

Backing it up to last week where I left off – I filmed some stuff for Youtube – trained some virtual clients – read alot (a GREAT book is Untamed by – Glennon Doyle) Highly recommend!  – and researched stuff alot. I have also been able to start working out again too. Starting slow then progressing as I go.

I can definitely tell I have more trouble breathing with cardio- even just walking is a challenge if it is too hot. I can deep breathe (diaphragmatic) when I am at home and throughout the day but when I try to implement it during a workout like I used to do it is not possible yet. It is crazy though because I have not had too bad of symptoms in regards to chest tightness and congestion that so many speak of yet I have this. This morning I did my first “run” since getting sick – it was not terrible but it definitely had to be intervals. Going to use this as my starting point and try to work time off every day or so. #OutOfShapeQueen 

 

 

 

We went to the lake over the weekend and it was great – just being in the sun I think did wonders for my soul and mindset. Vitamin D really does make such a difference. 

In Atlanta our mayor implemented a mandate to wear masks in public which I am all about – however so many people are wanting to call it “political’. If I may get on my little soap box for a moment let me say this:

  • SHUT UP and wear the damn mask! 😷 . It is NOT political it is the right thing to do. You may not be a high risk person but the person you see at work, or the gas station or the grocery store may be, and they are trying to be safe. Not to mention even if you are not high risk take it from me – you do not want to be out of work (more than likely) and stuck at home and secluded for a month if not longer due to having to wait to test negative. If you are someone who does not fall into this bucket good for you- but most of us are not. This virus is not made up- it is real, I did NOT have a cold or the flu, the headache I had was one I cannot describe and everyone who has had it even mildly that I talked to has said the same. You get disoriented, you get nauseas, you cannot stand up or focus for multiple days. So yea don’t wear your mask and I will say a prayer you do not get it or someone you come into contact with. (because the guilt from getting this is REAL too- you may not think so but just wait – you don’t protect yourself it is just a matter of time). Read my last post if you havent. 

Ok done with that – 

So yea I have gotten out some – do not worry I have been masked and sanitized. I sat in my car for almost 3 hours waiting on my rapid test yesterday and then I went to the next one and waited another hour at CVS to get one. Surprisingly I didn’t die from not eating (I left around 11:30am and got done around 4pm and if you know me you know I get HANGRY). Could be just because I have been cooped up so much? Who knows – but my patience was real lol.

So now we wait…….

Hopefully I will hear something soon from the Friday test but considering the rapid was positive then I am not expecting anything good. Then I try all day to sit and hit refresh to make an appointment for tomorrow (I learned from a client how to work the system with the rapid tests) 😂 Y’all this is what my life has come to.

We still owe my step dad a Fathers Day Weekend at the lake but cannot plan that until I am better since he is older and has kidney disease. 

We would love to plan our anniversary/honey moon but that I am sure is not in the near future especially since I have been out of work for the most part and Chad isn’t exactly back to where he was pre covid either… but I know considering most we are lucky. We will get there at some point. 

It is honestly kind of crazy in regards to our relationship as I feel like we have been affected in a positive way – we have grown closer, despite being so close (and yall being an only child who likes her space this is speaking volumes- maybe its the separate beds lol?? )

 

He is even more and more on board for filming stuff with me – he has been watching Zac Efrons new show on Netflix that is exploring so much that is wrong with the world and how other countries are doing things differently than the US and what we can learn from them. He watched one on France last night and it was about water quality – and yall he drinks about 5 smart waters a day… and he learned we do not want the purified / filtered water but we NEED the minerals in spring water and other more natural sources (NOT TAP). And he came home with 4 different types this morning and said lets do a taste test for youtube – baby steps guys!!  😝  Stay tuned for that! (sign up for my email list if you are not already on it and you will see it first!)

 

UPDATE!!! 

The day after I wrote this – I got this !! Ill be updating as I transition back to reality!

 

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Six Immune Boosting Tips

Six Immune Boosting Tips

Top 6 Immune Boosting Tips

Need some every day things you can do to help boost your immune system? Right now pretty sure we ALL do! The six things below are great EASY ways to help. And the best part is most of us do these things already.

1 – Hydrate and add some Vitamin C

Hydration is something we should ALL focus on each and every day regardless of a pandemic situation. Hydration keeps our cells healthy. It helps our digestive system our circulatory system our stress response our bodies ability to filter things out (aka bad stuff). It helps with our metabolism function too. Vitamin C is also showing some promising ability to help fight coronavirus and rightly so. It has always been known to be a immune boosting supplement and something we all need to stay healthy. It helps reverse and decrease inflammation within us due to its potent antioxidant compounds. You can find some facts on that here.

Something that helps you get both HYDRATION AND VITAMIN C is Liquid IV and it is something I use everyday. Find out more about it here.

2- Sleep

We all know sleep is important. However do you realize how important it is for our immune health? Sleep is the time when our body recharges and detoxes the most. You know how when you are sick you tend to sleep more? It is because your body is fighting inside of you to knock down the illness. That is the time when you really want to rest because it helps your immune system do its job and you are not taking energy from it by doing other things. You actually do a reset if you will when you sleep. You want quality sleep though as it is not all created equal. Aim to get 7-8 hours a night. Right now should be a rather easy time to get it done too. I mean lets be honest, most of us do not have a whole lot on the to do list right now. It also helps decrease stress which in turn decreases inflammation which can help us ward off invaders if you will. 

More on sleep? You can read about that in my older blog – Don’t skimp on sleep

3- Wash your hands

If you have not heard recently the importance of this you may be living under a rock. But washing hands is the prime way to protect yourself. Warm water. 30 seconds or sing happy birthday or abc’s one or two times through. Washing hands also helps not eliminate ALL bacteria (remember some is good for us) unlike alot of hand sanitizers do as they’re harsher. https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer.html

4- Eat Real Food

Real food = organic (if you can) fruits, veggies, non farm raised fish, grass fed/organic meets and eggs. Real food is more packed with nutrients and vitamins our body needs. The vitamins and minerals help our immune system stay strong and fight off things we are worried about right now. These foods nourish our bodies vs. cause inflammation and harm most processed ones do. When our body is able to work at optimal capacity we are able to stay strong and fight off “invaders” better. 

Here are some facts on inflammation fighting foods in an older blog I did. Inflammation Fighting Foods

5- Exercise

Exercise keeps us healthy! This does not mean we have to go all out and super hard with workouts. Simple movement can help too. It just depends on you. A rule of thumb I like to tell clients is that working out should make you feel better not worse. If you are taxed for a day or two after a workout you went too hard. Find something you enjoy, or find someone that can help you. 

If you are interested in learning more about working out and inflammation fighting check out this blog – Key to lowering inflammation through your workouts. 

You can also tryout my four week at home program and save $10 with code CHANGEUP at check out. (head to the link below)

6- Add in quality supplements to fill in the gaps

Supplementation is exactly that. Supplement your diet, supplement your body and add in what you may be missing. Quality is key here though. The best ones for immune health tend to be Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium, Daily Nutritional Support (with all vitamins you need) , Glutamine is great, Elderberry and Oregano Oil. 

Here is a list of my faves. Favorite Supplements for Immune Health. 

 

 

 

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