Being Sick

Monday, January 21, 2013

On Thursday I started getting sick. It was pretty rough. I went to the Dr. and found out that I have bronchitis (for the second time this winter). At the end of August I quit smoking (after ten years) and I think that my lungs are pretty sensitive while trying to heal. So if I get a tiny cold, it develops into bronchitis.

Everything that I have read says that it is not great to work out when you have congestion in your head and chest. For this reason, I have not done any workouts since Wednesday of last week. Also, I tend to eat more than usual when I am sick. On the other hand, I eat really healthy food and extra vitamins when I am sick.

Basically, I want to give my body what it needs to recover and not add extra stress. I feel guilty about it but I don't think that I should. I think the guilt is from some old thinking that I am not allowed or able to take care of myself. I am going to slowly get myself back on track over the next two weeks. I am not going to weigh myself again until Feb 4th. I think this will give myself time to work back up to where I was and not punish myself when the scale doesn't show a loss.

Over the next two weeks I will work back up to my 4 workouts/week and try to realign my calorie goals. I think this is a solid, gradual plan that is healthy and attainable.

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