After a good day at the gym yesterday, today didn’t start out well. I found out I had run out of contact lenses last night, so I was forced to drive to work without using sunglasses on a bright, sunny morning. When I arrived at work and started reading through my work emails, my vision started to blur around the edges, which is a sure sign of an oncoming migraine attack. Unfortunately, I hadn’t brought my migraine medicine with me (I had cleaned out my bag just a week ago, and taken it out), so I tried to close my eyes and massage my forehead along the brow bones to try to avert it. That didn’t work, and a few minutes later, as my vision cleared, the migraine pain started to develop. As any migraine sufferer knows, the best way to prevent a migraine from getting full-blown is to sleep (if at all possible) in a dark room away from noise, so I had to leave work early and drove back home to take my medicine and sleep.
Fortunately, the migraine subsided after I slept. I still followed my eating schedule by setting my alarm. By the afternoon, I was feeling well enough to do my groceries, and later on in the early evening, I felt good enough to get in my 20 minutes of HIIT by the beach. Hopefully I won’t get a recurrence tomorrow, though there usually is some residual pain for a few days after an attack. The rest of the evening I spent preparing more food for the coming days, baked barramundi, smoked cod, and chicken tikka masala. So all in all, the day didn’t turn out to be a write-off for me.
Eat clean, train hard, and expect success!