a forced break

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photos by Jessica Kaylene Photography

hello friends.

Even though its only been 6 days since I last posted it feels like AGES. [Probably because I have almost nothing prepped for this week and I’m behind like crazy.]

This weekend I got destroyed by the stomach flu (which we originally thought was food poisoning). I can’t remember a time I’ve ever been that sick and it was absolutely miserable. Thankfully I’m on the upswing, but I’m still moving slow, getting nauseous almost every time I eat, and just the thought of lifting weights is exhausting. Since we’re short-staffed, I had to teach SPIN this morning, but I’m so weak I just perched myself on the bike and gave directions. Luckily, all the students are so sweet and totally understood.

Both fortunately & unfortunately, my mom was visiting this weekend. While its wonderful to  have your mom to help take care of you (even when you’re supposed to be an adult), I felt so bad because we missed the Malibu Wine Safari. Luckily, we had the whole day to explore Friday before I got really sick, and I rallied on Sunday to show her Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach and The Cannery. She did get to see Balboa Island, ride the ferry, explore Newport Beach, and see some of our favorite spots though.

The ONLY good thing about this flu? It kicked my Starbucks habit. Since it was one of the last things I consumed before getting sick, I have zero desire for it. (My bank account is rejoicing).

I’m going to keep this short & sweet today, but I will have regular posts up Wednesday and Friday this week. Fingers crossed I’m feeling good enough to get back into a normal routine by Thursday/Friday. If you have any magical tips for feeling better post flu, please please please send them my way.

xo, Maddy

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  • Reply chelsea w

    Sorry you were sick! Eek. I love this outfit and the vintage vibe it’s putting off. Awesome!

    March 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Lyddiegal

    Oh no! That sounds like the worst way to spend the week, especially when you’ve got visitors and plans. But i will agree, there is no one in the world who will take better care of you than your mom.

    Chic on the Cheap

    March 15, 2017 at 2:10 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Sorry you were sick!! Teaching a fitness class sick is the worst, too. I had the flu the week after Christmas… We normally have 10 instructors, – 3 of us were still in town, 2 of us had the flew, and the other had a brand new puppy AND a brand new husband. It’s a wonder we didn’t get the entire town of Charlottesville sick.

    March 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      oh my goodness that sounds rough. luckily I only teach on Tuesdays so its not my everyday!

      March 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Nikki

    Glad you are feeling better. It takes SO long to recover from things like the stomach flu. I had food poisoning over the summer and it took me over a week to fully recover. Also, I am 30 and I still feel better when I am sick and my mom comes to take care of me. I don’t think that will ever change. Hope you are 100% soon!


    March 16, 2017 at 3:02 pm
    • Reply madelinewp

      Thanks so much! feeling better already 🙂

      March 16, 2017 at 9:18 pm

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