27 September 2014

I choose happiness

What a difference a few hours and a change of attitude can make. I was so mad and grumpy and whiny last night, but I made the decision that when I went to bed it would end. I would wake up and I would be happy. So I woke up this morning and felt pretty good. I went to Crossfit for the couples throwdown even though I didn't have a partner. I figured I would do the workout alone if I had to. I quickly found a partner though and all was good. The first WOD was: 200m run/row, push press then 200m run/row, double unders then 200m run/row, back squats. One partner would run while the other did the movement. When the partner got back from the run they would switch. The second WOD was a weight ladder. We could snatch, clean & jerk, or just clean it. Snatch was 4 points, C&J 2 points, and clean 1 pt. We had one minute at each bar and there were 7 bars. I think it started at 45, 55, 65,75, 85, 95, 115 but I'm not 100% positive. The final event was a chipper. 40 kb swings, 40 wall balls, 40 weighted sit-ups, and 40 partner burpees. This you could break up however you wanted, we chose to do 10 at a time to not burn ourselves out. For the first WOD our team came in 2nd. The second WOD we came in 9th, and the third WOD was 6th. Overall we finished tied for 5th place. It was super fun. It was an awesome workout and it helped to cement my positive attitude. I did well, much better than I thought I would, and I had a great time doing it.

This is going to sound really strange, but I have been wondering if the antibiotics I've been taking are behind this. I went to the doc a week ago Wednesday for an ear infection. She gave me drops and antibiotics. By Sunday my mood had turned to shit. I was angry. Really. Angry. For no apparent reason. This hung around through Monday and Tuesday. It finally subsided but then I had a low grade headache for the rest of the week. After about a week, I started to forget to take my antibiotics and I haven't had any now for 3 days and I'm starting to feel better. Coincidence??? I don't know. I have not taken antibiotics in a long, long time. It just struck me as weird that I haven't taken them in forever and I haven't been in that bad a mood in forever. Also, once I stop taking them the bad mood seems to lift. I don't know, but it sure is weird.

Anyway, I am ready to get back on track and back into a good attitude. A good attitude feels so much better than a bad one.

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