*Sneak peak of the brownies I made Friday. Blog post and recipe soon. Check out my instagram for more BTS!
SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER
While yesterday I started my post off with how it was a great day and how I achieved everything, today is certainly in stark contrast to that. (Warning do not keep reading if you’re eating food!) I did say at the beginning of this challenge that I’m not going to sugarcoat any of this. I’m keeping that promise.
Today I woke as usual for work feeling extremely groggy, not surprising after 4 1/2 hours sleep and 4 the night before too. When the first of my nineteen alarms went off (yes, nineteen) I let out a groan. It was going to be one of those days. Do you know that feeling when someone pulls your duvet completely off you in the morning, the feeling of cold and duvet-abandonment right before the urge to kill kicks in? Yeah, I got that feeling this morning when I decided to suck it up and get out of bed and get on with life (because I can’t afford not to). I believe the youths call it “adulting”.
I headed to the bathroom, where through squinted eyes I looked in the mirror to see the damage. I didn’t look THAT awful! I decided to not put any remnant of make-up on my face. (Recently I’ve just been spot concealing but this morning I couldn’t be arsed!) Instead I brushed my teeth, haphazardly ran my fingers through my hair and got everything I needed before heading out the door. After getting dressed of course!
The thermometer in my car is a liar. It says it was 8.5 degrees, HA NO! I could’ve bet my life on it being -2! It was so cold! That crisp winter air has definitely arrived in Ireland. I grumbled the whole way into work about how cold I was and why it’s unfair that I couldn’t stay in bed. I managed to get into work 20 minutes early because I didn’t end up doing anything with my face (or indeed anything else) this morning. I settled in with the usual suspects and made myself a cup of tea. I drink brown rice milk in place of cow’s milk because I’m allergic to it. I handily keep a carton of my “milk” in the fridge in work. I caught up with everyone, had a bit of a laugh, all while enjoying my cup of tea that was easing the cold!
It came time to start working and I didn’t feel myself at all. I pushed through it thinking either, it’ll pass or, it’s because of my lack of sleep. I started getting dizzy and then the room started to spin violently. I stayed at my desk and focused on my breathing. In, out. Deep breaths. I took a sip of my water thinking it might help. The second it hit my stomach I instantly regretted it. Here comes the nausea and fast.
My manager came over and started talking to me about what I had to do today etc. As he was talking I went from saying “Yes” here and there to, “mmhmm” and then a quick nod of my head. Bile was rushing up my throat, flooding my mouth and there was nothing I could do! All I kept thinking was “Please go away, please stop talking!”, when he turned his head to look at one of the machines I made a run for it. Grabbing my water bottle as I went, I darted for the toilets and just made it in time! I reckon the brown rice milk was gone off, maybe the work fridge isn’t cold enough.
Thankfully the girl I was working with that day, “J”, had anti-nausea tablets. I took one of those and minded myself for a little bit. For breakfast I had something really healthy planned, but every time I thought of it (even now), I felt incredibly nauseous. I decided to get the most plain and dry thing I could in the canteen instead. Unfortunately as they deep fry everything in work (even the eggs) the only thing that was suitable was a plain white roll. But in that moment it was all I wanted to see and all I think I could stomach.
I felt better again after eating that and took it easy for the rest of the day. I ate a vegetarian shepherds pie for lunch/dinner and had a Happy Pear brownie for my last snack. I decided to take today as a rest day because truth be told, I’m still feeling a bit fragile and I think it would be best to skip today, especially if it means I get a little longer in bed to catch up on some much needed sleep!
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