I seem to have the same issue...getting sick when I start back into exercising. I don't know what it is...it just always seems to happen! I think it's because I start out too intense, and that throws my body for a loop. But, I've learned to just push through it...I'm not saying to jog 5 miles when you're running a temp or have the stomach flu, just that you CAN find something that works if you really try to. I have 4 kids, so what I'll do is do something that involves them. Then I don't have to worry about a babysitter (plus then there's no sitter to have to pay!) We'll play a Wii game that is a little physical, like "Just Dance", or "Wii Fit Plus". Or we'll go outside and play frisbee or catch. Or take a leisurely walk or bike ride. When they're at school, and if I'm feeling under the weather, I try to keep myself busy, even if it's just washing dishes (do a squat after every dish you put in the drying rack...after a sink full of dishes, believe me, you WILL feel it!). Or if the weather is nice, I'll make it laundry day: my laundry room is downstairs, so I end up going up and down the stairs twice for each load (times about 10-12 loads weekly on average). I'll hang the clothes on the line to dry. Hauling a wet load of clothes outside is work! Then do a lunge, squat or leg lift after every item you hang on the line. Then hauling everything in at the end of the day...to me, it all counts as exercise. It's better than sitting on the couch or at a desk all day!
My point is, use the time & resources you have to your advantage. It doesn't have to be time-consuming or expensive to get healthy. I refuse to pay a gym membership just to walk on their treadmill when I can walk outside for free. Go to a second-hand sporting goods store to buy your fitness equipment, or save up & buy it when it's on sale, or even put on lay-a-way. Multi-task your activities. Like I said, do squats/lunges/leg lifts while washing dishes, cooking dinner, talking on the phone. March in place or do crunches while watching TV. Sneak in activity whenever you can! And maybe by starting out at a less intense level, it will allow you're body to ease into it better. That's what seems to work for me!
Keep your chin up...keep trying, don't give up. You're worth it!!
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