Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Non-Standard Workout and an AZO Caution

If you have ever had a UTI
you know what I mean. 
I have a little UTI and started taking cranberries and AZO Standard yesterday. This morning I got up, drank a quart of water and took my two little AZO pills. About thirty minutes later, morning rituals competed, it was time to work out. Feeling ill and nauseous with every minute I stopped eight minutes in because I was sure I was going to puke.

I went to the AZO box and carefully read the label. Yep, should be taken with meals. May cause an upset stomach if taken on an empty stomach. I screwed up. I should have read that before taking the pills. I have never had this problem with AZO before. Oh, wait. . . . I have not had a UTI since I made working out a part of my life so my experience has always been different. 

So I delayed my workout till late afternoon and ate my breakfast. I had plans for the rest of the morning and no time to work out until after 4:30. I tend not to work out if I do not get it done first thing in the morning. That is my cop out. Always in the afternoon I say I am too busy or too tired. Sometimes I am and sometimes it is just like when I over ate in the morning and figured the day was blown and I would just start over tomorrow. 

Not this time. at 4:30 I shut down the office and re-started my workout. After one minute I felt sick again. Damn. I didn't want to forgo it completely but I felt sick. What to do? Pause, pray, act. I did 30 minutes of yoga stretches. 

If nothing changes, nothing changes. I am working on changing my habit of giving in to excuses based on the time of day. I completed my workout, albeit a changed workout and continued with the rest of my plans for the afternoon and evening. 

So for today: Always take AZO with food and remember that your workout does not care what time of day it is  - just do something! 

Jane~

5 comments:

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Jane! Sorry your tummy feels awful.

Very good to do your workout despite yucky tummy. Once in a great while, about twice per year, I don't feel well enough for one of my big weekend 3 hour workouts. But normally, I don't really care how I start out feeling, because I feel very proud of myself by the end.

:-) Marion

Caron said...

I tend to make the same excuses about exercising. I'm definitely a morning person, and I almost always get it done before lunch. I did go to some classes at 5:00 p.m. for a while but they were not my favorite. :(

Vickie said...

One of the women in one of my (hard) morning classes cannot take her vitamins before class/with food or they bother her stomach, on a non exercise day, no trouble. Also, she had to really switch up what she ate for breakfast when she started this class. She was eating standard American fare which was all carbs and no protein. Her blood sugar shot up and then crashed badly in class which caused extreme nausea (like the post I just wrote on morning sickness).

E. Jane said...

UTIs are miserable. I haven't had one for years, since I started adding pure cranberry juice (1/3 C.) to my morning water (about 2 cups). I have come to enjoy the tart taste, and I now look forward to it. I also can't take vitamins and meds on an empty stomach.

Jane Cartelli said...

I feel much better now. Up to 18 months ago I was having a 1/3 cup of cranberries a day in my cereal 6 months of the year(dried at home - no added anything). I think it took all this time for the cranberry magic to leave my system. If this happens again I may have to go back on cranberries as my berry of choice.