Well all, my last few days have been pretty rough. Here is my tail. It all started on day 2 which was last Tuesday the 7th. Tuesday afternoon I started to get a sore throat and some slight congestion. I’m thinking, crap, a cold when I’m on V. Not good. So I do some research about how to proceed. Find a few articles about being “sick”.
For the most part, if you have a cold, suck it up and keep going. And that’s what I did. Continued the V-Diet without mentioning it for fear of the, suck it up pansy posts I’d get. The next few days, I even stayed home from work. All I did was my walks, worked out, and slept. Friday rolls around, day 5 for me.
By this time my cold had escalated into a sore throat where I could hardly swallow, chills, fever, cough. It was not pleasant. I’d had enough and went to the doc to see if it was strep. I?m usually a quick healer and haven?t been to the doctor for an illness since high school. Results back were negative (not strep), but the doc thought it wise to give me some monster amoxicillin pills.
I got home, did workout 3 and went to sleep. Saturday, I was not any better. I decided to put the V on pause until I felt better. Cut it all, back to normal foods, no HOT-ROX, no workouts. I went to my parents place for Easter. My bros were making maple syrup, which was pretty cool btw. I just rested. Sunday rolled around and I was feeling much better no more sore throat or chills. Still had a bit of a cough.
Monday was better yet. I felt so good I even did the V-Burn challenge (more on that later). And then today happened. Back to the V-Diet and the shakes. This morning I had my first shake, and I gagged it all the way down. Driving to work I decided eff this! There has to be more than one way to skin a cat. Got into work, informed my buddy (ryee) who has been keeping me accountable throughout this thing. And he very politely reminded me that that, if there was another way, I’d have already done it.
And, I needed to stop being a pansy ass fatty and get my shit back on track. So I did, took an hour off work, went straight to target and got a blender (which works wonders on those damn shakes), and some flavor additives (almond extract, cinnamon, maple extract, blueberries, black berries, crasians). Went home had another shake, brought one back to work. Back on track! Thanks ryee.
So that’s my story. V-Diet resumed. I’m going to call this officially day 6. Unless you experts think otherwise. I did take measurements and photos on Monday morning but didn’t post them since I haven’t done a full week yet. I?m excited again about this whole thing. When I decided to pause it I knew it would be hella hard to get going again.