Daily Archives: August 26, 2011
Wow, school has started for us and activities and life are in full force! BUT that doesn’t mean it’s time to let off of the gas of exercise and being healthy for HIM!
In fact, it’s probably MORE important to be making my health a priority… so I don’t get SICK!
Speaking of which, for the most part, we’re a pretty healthy family. Last year was like most, we got our flu shots, got the occasional cold…
and then my husband went on his weekend business trip, with little sleep and lots of work – and brought us back Influenza A.
First my 8-year-old got it, and then *I* got it, and by the next day… the rest of the kids had it too.
You know how kids bounce back relatively easily? We adults…. not. so. much. He was so sick for over a week. It took me a few days to get coughed on, but eventually I got it too.
Thankfully I was able to drag myself to the Dr. and he was pro-IV fluids to get me rehydrated. He said that while I wasn’t DEhydrated that would give me the boost I needed to get over it more quickly.
I’d say so! A few hours in the hospital, and the next day…. I felt like new. Which was a lot different from how my husband felt for a good week. I give the IV fluids credit… but I also think being in shape, good rest, and being in good health also played a big part as well.
When I was pregnant with diabetes, I got every cold or flu bug the kids had – and several I’m sure I spread… That’s really common with diabetes, and I can see why. Your immunities are way down as your body is struggling to function! Honestly for the past several years I had been the one to drop first – while my husband stayed strong. Ironically, this past year has been my BEST year of health since college! Praise God!
I know a lot of it has to do with eating right, being in shape AND… being properly hydrated… So if you’re struggling with your health. Take a look at what you’re feeding your body!! Consider ways you can be healthy for Him!
* You’ve probably heard of Airborne drink tablets for keeping your immunities boosted. You mix them with water, and drink up! I tried that after my husband got sick with Influenza A. I felt like I was going to throw up. Someone then mentioned Emergen-C to me. I figured I could try that… Emergen-C works like Airborne BUT (in my opinion) is a lot easier to drink, especially in Tangerine or Super Orange flavoring! I often split it into two drinks (half a packet) per 32 oz, and then 2 of my True packets per 32oz. YUM – for something different… Great after exercising! It’s definitely cut down how long my colds have lasted!!
“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–
all things have been created through Him and for Him.” – Colossians 1:16