Starting to feel like myself

I’m been a bit out of it since I got sick a month ago. On top of getting a cold, which lasted three weeks – started as a head cold, moved to a chest cold, to a cough that wouldn’t stop – the week after I thought it was gone I went to Las Vegas. The two weeks following that trip were jam-packed with a birthday and anniversary party, wrapping up planning for an international hackathon, a day of filming three videos, and all the little things I do day-to-day.

Then I went to Dublin to run the hackathon. I left on the evening of the 20th, and arrived back in Canada on the 25th. I had one day of work, that was probably the toughest work day I’ve had this year, and that is counting the days I was sick. Then the next day (the 27th) I left for Fargo (North Dakota) for what was supposed to be 6 days, but became 5. I’m so glad that I still took the 6th day off as vacation.

I haven’t felt like myself in over a month. I was pretty close the two weeks between Las Vegas and Dublin. I still went to the gym a lot, and went running twice. I read on the subway and had my lazy dinners. But I don’t think I was 100%. I was “late” to work each day. And by late I mean I came in around 9:30, which when working for a start-up it isn’t late, it’s flex hours. But to me I kept telling myself I was late. I’ve been waking up late, procrastinating on getting out of bed, and just overall waiting until the very last-minute that I needed to get up to get to work for 9:30. Today I made it in before 9am! Which is a big win to me and helpfully a push in the right direction, although I did stay in bed as long as possible.

While in las Vegas I ate well and took my gluten intolerance into consideration. Then I didn’t as much when I was home. And not at all in Dublin. The MisFitCon helped me a bit while in Fargo (they had gluten-free options) but at night I gave way to the wonderful world of mac and cheeses and grilled cheeses and deep-fried tator totes (with cheese).

My current goal (on day 3) is to do 30 days gluten-free and hopefully to continue with this as a life change after. I think I just need the goal to reach 30 days to get gluten out of my system and out of my habits. I have informed everyone at work and my parents, so this should help me. Must remember to left my roommate know. I hope I can accomplish this goal!

If you had to give something up for 30 days, what would it be?

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