I’ve been feeling antsy all day today. I haven’t gone to the gym for over a week now and only went twice the week before. Gah!
This is really weird for me, but I at least had some good reason for it. Two weeks ago, I was on vacation in Hawaii and simply couldn’t find time in my relaxing vacation schedule for the gym. I didn’t totally slack on exercise though. We did a lot of walking and hiking, so it was nice to know I wasn’t doing absolutely nothing.
The past week has been a little tougher though. Honestly, I have no good reason for slacking since I got back from Hawaii last Friday. Simply put, I was jetlagged and tired from the trip earlier in the weeks and decided to catch up with my friends instead of going to the gym.
What’s worse is that now that I finally feel better and actually want to exercise, I can’t. That’s because I got both of my wisdom teeth on the left side of my mouth extracted after work yesterday. I know this is a big deal for most people, but I’m totally fine aside from some minor soreness. I’ve always had a high pain tolerance and also don’t have any swelling.
My dentist didn’t say anything about exercising in the post-care instructions and sadly, I forgot to ask. I did some googling though and it seems like exercising might be a bad idea. Even though the bleeding stopped earlier today, I’ll have a lost a good amount of blood already and any exercise can increase my blood pressure and cause the holes to start bleeding again or even cause dry socket. Yeah, not something I’m really willing to risk.
It’s so weird to not be thinking about my free time in the morning or right after work as gym time. In fact, I really miss the gym. This is something I would have never said a year or two ago, by the way!
Still, I’m dealing with it though. The Olympics have me more than occupied. And I’m also planning on organizing photos from the trip and picking out a few for the blog and my phone tonight.
But to add some color to tonight’s post, I thought I’d share the two soups I had for lunch and dinner today (since I’m restricted to mushy foods because of my extraction)!
For lunch, my boss, two interns, and I went across the street to a Thai restaurant. I had the Cellophane Noodle Soup with tofu. I think it may have actually been an appetizer since it wasn’t so filling and only cost $5 as opposed to all the $10 fried rice and pad thai dishes.
I snacked on applesauce and yogurt in the afternoon, but the time I got home I was starving! So I heated up some Amy’s organic black bean soup with veggie protein crumbles, soy cheese, and some Greek yogurt and ate it with two whole wheat wraps. Not bad and much more filling.