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Oops started December a little late

Monday, December 06, 2010

I haven't worked out in 13 (count em) 13 days. That's the longest hiatus I've had since April when I started this journey. I almost forgot what the gym looked like. But it's not because I've been busy, I've been mad at my plateau (which by the way is still happening), or I'm being too lazy. No, it's because I've been SICK and not the sick where it knocks you out and you lie in bed all day, no I get the kind of functional but I know I can't breath if I try to work out and every time I bend over I feel like somebody punched me in the face, yes, the dreaded sinus infection and bronchitis. I've had each of them, but not EVER at the same time, until this past week. It started Thanksgiving night and progressively has been kicking me in the A$$.

I gave up and went to the doctor, on anbitiocs, but still have that lingering tickle.

So today, I can't stand it any more. I have to work out. Light cardio should be okay. Get on the elliptical. My feet hurt, take the orthotics out, they continue to hurt. Okay, fine, be that way. To the bike I go, so I survive that. So I can finally put in my fitness tracker 46 minutes of cardio. It's not near what I have done in the past, but dangit, I got it done.

Of course we won't talk about the fact that I'm coughing up a lung again (at least I waited until I left the gym). Anyway I will beat this. Cardio this week, back to the weights next week. Should be interesting to see how much strength I've lost.

So it's December 6. I've promised myself I would bust this plateau this month. I can do this, Christmas and all. I only have one meal that could cause me some issues that I have to worry about because we don't have any parties scheduled. This can be done. If I can break the 170s this month, I can start January with great momentum.

Onward!!! I really could use a nap now...
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  • ANDYINBC
    Way to go! You just started a new spark streak and you will be great! emoticon
    2897 days ago
  • no profile photo TEJAS1291
    Hang in there and don't get in a big hurry.Just do what you can and give the bod time to recoup...Nothing wrong with some light exercise though.Since you have been inactive as far as exercise then you should probably ease back in anyway.Don't stress either.Stress can make those plateaus last longer,it also causes them too!!!No Parties???? How did that happen??? I am booked solid with parties starting Saturday and all the way through New Years Eve.I don't have to worry about food,but the liquor....Need to check and see how much cals are in my Vodka.I don't drink except this time of year and Vodka is my preference.Nice clean buzz and no hangovers!!!LOL
    2897 days ago
  • PATTYMCGRAW
    emoticon just don't overdo it too soon!
    2898 days ago
  • LORIDREX
    Of COURSE you can do it! I hope you feel better soon! emoticon emoticon
    2898 days ago
  • HILDABRAND
    Good for you! I've had the same sinus/chest problems, but unlike you who have persevered, I have not exercised (I also have a knee that's being a pain). But today I feel a little better so maybe later this afternoon I will try a few minutes. Be sure to take care of yourself. So, good for you on the nap!

    Sweet dreams.
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    2898 days ago
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