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Today is DAY 12 - I'm torn

Monday, May 06, 2013

I have been doing great on my journey. I have not been a slave to the scale. I did get on it the day before yesterday though. It's told me I am starting to see progress.

But I've been sick for the past couple of days. I've got an ugly cold. I hurt from my eye down to my chest on my left side. I am not really conjested yet, but it burns and aches. I've been having to medicate. It's only taking the edge off, but it's enough that I can rest. The conjestion is starting to build up today, so I'm thinking I'd better get some nasal spray for tonight.

Anyhow, I have a problem today. Yesterday I took a break. It had been 6 strong days since I took a break. Add to that how sick I was and I needed it.

Now for my dilemma. I'm still not feeling well. I need to figure out if I'm going to push through, ,or take another day of rest.

Tomorrow I have training. Tonight I have a meeting. So I'm not going to be sitting in the house all day long, even if it's a rest day.

I really hate this. It's one of the hardest parts of staying on track. Needing to take some time off, and knowing when it's okay to start pushing again.

My lungs are telling me if I go running today, I will end up coughing up a lung. I'm thinking all that coughing will make my sore throat worse. However, the deep breathing from running will help.

Maybe I could try to compromise. Go for a walk today. Breath deep. Move. As long as I stay close enough to home. I don't have a ride back if I go too far.

During all of this TOM has started. I'm in a lot of pain from that.

I really hate this, but I think today's going to be another easy day.
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    This is all about taking care of our bodies, right? And if we're sick, we need to rest. Rest and recover and have MORE energy when you're better. I hope you get well soon!!!
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    1813 days ago
    That compromise is very important since walking is okay to keep you on track without making you sicker. Your body is telling you that you need your rest and, like you, I hate it when I am sick but part of being wise is taking the time to heal. If you feel antsy, go for a walk. I hope you feel better soon too. emoticon Chelsea
    1813 days ago
    Seriously - we only regret it when we don't take the rest our body needs. Plus - when you don't - you may end up taking more of a forced rest later when you get much worse. It's like what I tell dh - you may be in a hurry to get somewhere but don't waste your time speeding. If you get pulled over and written a ticket - it will take you much longer to get where you are going than if you just proceeded slowly.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    1814 days ago
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    Listen to your body, but make sure it isn't lying to you! If you need it, take it.
    1814 days ago
    Sounds like you really need a day off, a rest day. You have my permission! :)
    Better rest now so you can pick up your routine again soon than not rest and have long-lasting nasty symptoms bothering you.
    1814 days ago
    Sounds like your body needs that extra day of rest. If you think you can handle a walk, do that.

    I tend to fall from my plan if I take too many days off, it makes it harder for me to get back into it. So I try to at least get a nice stroll in on my off days.

    Feeling better so you is the most important thing.
    1814 days ago
    Take that extra day of rest, you have alot going on and your body needs it. Once your back to yourself you'll be back in the groove but allow yourself time to feel better.

    1814 days ago
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