Tuesday, July 21, 2020
My first two months of weight loss were amazing! I got into a groove with exercising and was feeling good with a slow but steady decrease on the scale.
Then I got Lyme disease. I'm still dropping weight, but I haven't been feeling well and things have looked a little bleak. I have barely exercised in two weeks. I wanted to keep my exercise streak going even when I was running a fever, but I knew that was unreasonable. I've been starting to feel better, so I wanted to start jogging again this week. My husband told me that he really didn't feel comfortable with me doing that because there's an excessive heat warning all week. So, I decided to do some indoor workouts on Sunday. Then yesterday I felt TERRIBLE. I barely got out of bed all day.
I hate this! I want to feel strong and confident and committed like I did at the beginning of this month. But my family is really reminding me that I can't expect to push myself as hard while my body is trying to beat this Lyme disease. Right now I'm taking antibiotics and probiotics three times per day. Some days I feel fine and some days I feel like I want to sleep forever.
Have you ever had something unexpected get in the way of your health journey? How do you know when you need to skip a workout?