When to Take it Easy

I haven’t been feeling well. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been fighting a virus. It has left me drained and at times, feverish, headachy, and congested.

I confess my workout schedule has gone by the wayside. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, but I have to be careful not to get out of the habit all together.

So, if I’m experiencing shortness of breath and coughing fits, pushing myself to do cardio is not the best idea.

Lifting heavy weights might also be a bad idea.

My workout buddy hurt her back, and I came down with whatever this is. We’re going to have to schedule something for this coming week or the week after. It’s too easy to get out of the habit.

It’s hard to eat well when food isn’t appealing and I have no energy to make anything. Mind you, I should still feed my body nutritious foods in order to fight the bug.

The alternatives…

I’m not so bad that I couldn’t go for a walk, and it’s really not all that cold out.

I can do bodyweight exercises or use small handweights. Something is often better than nothing.

As I said, if we at least schedule our workouts, they might actually happen.

And eating…I can grab easy-to-prepare foods, but I must do my best not to fall into the highly processed, fast food trap.

So, if you’re not feeling up to par, I encourage you to get the rest you need, but also eat well and stay as active as you can.

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