5 Reasons Why the Flu Rocks.
you may have heard…we both got the flu. and not just the “ohhh i feel a little sick so i better not go into work because i feel sort of icky” flu…no, this…KNOCKED. US. OUT. you may not realize this about me…but i used to be a very negative person. i still have to work on trying to see the positive in situations so here is my attempt at letting you know just how great it has been to have the flu (going on the 5th day) as i lay in bed, typing with my eyes closed in between coughing fits and the brink of insanity.
1) you get to escape reality
i mean, we are always a part of reality so who doesn’t love a good break every now and then. when your fever hits 102 degrees, life gets interesting. there was a time where i felt like i was back in my childhood homes in colorado then the next set of chills i would feel like i was at work trying to inspire girls to change the world by doing science experiments. i also would have bet you $50 that i lived in storybrooke, maine…the setting of the television show “once upon a time” about a ton of fairytale characters that now live in this world and have no memory of their previous lives of story book characters. i’m obviously snow white and my prince charming is next to me just as delirious. this leads nicely into reason number 2.
2) you can watch TV without feeling guilty
yes. we made it through all 22 episodes available to us via netflix of “once upon a time” in a day and half. we don’t really watch much TV anymore (which is kind of a bummer because i love TV but now we have 2307 things going on and TV isn’t at the top of the list). it’s also a good show to watch because even if you pass out during every other episode, you get the gist of what’s going on or you can just rewatch it while your prince charming is taking his turn passing out. this picture was basically us except a) our tv placement to couch is way better b) replace with popcorn with tissues and trashcans c) we were seated at complete opposite ends of the couch and d) we were not wearing jeans nor did we look human.
3) you get in some great workouts
for the first day and half, my chills were so intense that i honestly thought the whole world must be shaking because it was so violent. i wouldn’t be surprised if i have a chipped tooth somewhere in my mouth too. i didn’t care about that then because i thought someone had cursed me (please refer to reason #1). i’ve seen those vibrating elastic band workouts. essentially the same. i also have a really sexy cough that i know is working to harden my abdominal muscles because they hurt every time i cough.
4) you have to keep your focus (because you can’t turn your head)
the flu really makes you consider what’s important. is it important enough to turn your head for? it better be otherwise you will get so light headed that you will simply have to close your eyes and pretend the spinning will stop soon. no owl business for you.
5) you will feel like a freakin’ superhero once you get a little strength back
that’s right, a superhero. guess what i did today folks…i stood up the whole time while i heated up some water in the microwave. yup a whole minute and thirty seconds-didn’t even sit down. i can also open those damn tyloenal severe cold and flu pouches in less than 5 minutes now. don’t act like you’re not impressed. here’s what i found when i searched “healthy superheroes”
there you have it. my attempt at making the flu positive experience. really it just sucks and i’m going to pass out again. stay healthy and wash you hands!
life lesson: try to eventually see the humor in even the roughest of times.
1) do you have any flu remedies you always fall back on?
2) favorite fairytale?
3) which healthy superhero do you want to be?
4) tell me about your exciting upcoming weekend so i can live vicariously through you.