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5/26/13 7:27 A

I won't run, but I will walk when I have a chest cold. It's good to get the blood pumping - helps get that immune system moving! But be careful not to over do it.

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5/20/13 1:46 P

When I'm sick, I try to do at least 30mins of exercise whether it be a walk outside or just some Pilates at home. My motivation is looking at the progress I've already made so far and thinking how much it would suck to have to start over again! Also, exercise while sick has proven to speed up the recovery process, so long as you don't overdo it.

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5/20/13 11:22 A

Sometimes for me I say I will try for 10 min and see how I am. And most of the time, I start to feel so much better!! Like I am sweating the cold right out of me. And I end up finishing the workout.


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5/20/13 11:02 A

Ugh, I hear ya! If I'm feeling down a day, I'll try and at least do something (depending on where it is I'm not feeling well) such as doing my ST routine instead of intense cardio and then shuffle my workouts around for the rest of the week accordingly.

Feel better soon!

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5/19/13 10:29 P

ZORBS, what I meant was, sometimes when you're away from regular exercise for a while, it can be hard to get back up and running. You realize you have to regain some of what you lost in the down time, which can be frustrating. SIMPLELIFE, thanks for the ideas.

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5/19/13 9:55 P

Look up some new routines/exercises that you want to try when you feel better. Maybe find some new healthy recipes to try. If you feel well enough, what about batch cooking so you never have an excuse for not eating clean.

A chest cold has to run its course and going back to exercise too soon will just make it worse. You may have to scale back that first week but you'll quickly catch back up. Just don't feed a cold and make sure your calories match your current activity level. You'll be fine.

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5/19/13 9:28 P

I don't really understand how this has to do with motivation. Your 'why' reasons for getting healthy don't change based on whether you're hacking or not. Get healthy, and if your goals are clear, keep on keeping on..

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 5/19/2013 (21:51)

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5/19/13 8:30 P

I've been fighting a chest cold since late last week and haven't tried to exercise since last Saturday. I'm bummed - I was making some good weight loss progress, was noticing my strength and stamina really improving, and now here I sit, twiddling my thumbs until I stop hacking. Any suggestions to keep enthusiasm up during my dry spell?

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