An actual case of the flu would stop me from exercising....or a pulled muscle perhaps...but since 2009 I don't think I have missed more than 2 days of exercise due to illness. Sometimes it actually helps!
Behold the turtle, he only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
Baby Steps will get you to the same place as giant leaps as long as you are going in the right direction!!
current weight: 152.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,721) Posts: 599 2/25/13 7:43 P
If I have a head cold I still exercise. If I have chest congestion though, I take it easy; too hard to breathe. I notice that if I feel stiff or sore exercise helps, so I start slow and usually do well.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your srength and all your might. Love your neighbor as yourself.
Hah, laziness is the biggest preventer for me, too!
As far as under the weather goes, it just depends on how I feel. I don't exercise when I have lots of digestive upset or coughing too much. I think a good walk helps stuffiness. I wouldn't exercise with a fever. Just depends.
As far a pain go, a lot of my pains (feet and knees) are alleviated by walking. So I start out walking slowly and if things loosen up, I walk more. If the pain persists, I take that as a sign that it needs rest.
If I'm under the weather I don't exercise, wish I were one of those people but I am not! Pain I try to work through and usually it gets better. If it doesn't ease up I will stop but usually it's just old lady pain that can be worked through.
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
current weight: 197.4
Fitness Minutes: (133,198) Posts: 17,338 2/25/13 6:36 A
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.