Yesterday I had a great cardio workout at the gym. I am not a big fan of the gym, but when I go I work. Don’t feel like wasting my time and money by going to the gym and talking or pretending to work out. I am a people watcher though and I always like to look at others to see other exercises I could be doing. It’s a good way to learn, but because I am a people watcher, I always feel like other people are watching me too and judging me. I hear that many people have this issue. The worst part is, I know that’s not what they are doing, but I still can’t stop thinking it. I will get into this a lot more as the weeks go by. Just one of my many issues.
As for the setback, sometimes you can’t control them. Setbacks are not excuses. Trust me, I am real good at excuses. Don’t get them confused. I have been battling a cold and head congestion throughout the holidays. I thought it had gone away but it turned out only to be a brief leave of absence. I started coughing a lot last night and feeling the congestion has moved into my chest now. Went to the doctor this morning and found out that I have an upper respiratory infection (URI). Doctor said to take it easy for a couple of days…urgh!!! I have been try to find something to refute the claim that I should exercise still, but all I keep finding is websites telling me to take it easy with the URI…frustrating. As soon as I get started I have to stop. At least I can eat like crap again…WRONG. That would be using my setback as an excuse. Not going to to do that. I will continue to eat better and I will still do my stretches and planking. I think I can get through that without overexerting myself…well maybe not the planking, but I need to do something to feel like I am not sitting on my butt. To plank or not to plank? That is the question. I will plank. Time for lots of fluids, fruits and vegetables…and plenty of TV and internet. Too bad work will get in the way tomorrow.
Here is a link explaining exercising while you are sick.