My first ever…Ear infection :(

I’m pretty stubborn. When I feel sick or like something is wrong, I tend to ignore it and pretend like it isn’t there. But sometimes, shocking as it may sound, that method doesn’t work.

Take today for example. I have been fighting this head pound, jaw throbbing, dizzy and puffy feeling in my head for about a week now. It didn’t seem like a cold, because I didn’t have much snot and my throat barely hurt. But today, it hit a boiling point. I couldn’t focus at work, my headache was out of control, chewing hurt, my face was puffy so I couldn’t open my eyes, and when I was doing Insanity in the morning it felt like I had water sloshing around in my ears.

So, I struggled through work and stopped at Urgent Care on my way home. Guess who has their first ever ear infection. Woo hoo. Timing is, well, not so great. But I have yet to let this get me down. I have not switched up any workouts and my diet is still consistent. I may have to watch some of my stimulants with my antibiotics and prescriptions, but that will only be for a few days.

The doctor couldn’t believe I was functioning based upon how much fluid appears to be in my ears, how much grossness is going down my throat, and how red one of my ears is. Lovely! But, I’m stubborn and determined, and since I cannot get any worse working out, I’m continuing along with my plan and making the most of it. One more small obstacle, but really in the grand scheme of things, it’s minor. I’m overall healthy, pushing my body to its limit, and loving contest prep! Hoping for an amazing month ahead and beyond excited for the Arnold!


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