Woohoo!!! Finally feeling better. So a week later it feels like my upper respiratory infection has finally subsided. Able to breathe clearly this morning, I decided to get back on the horse and head over to the gym. Got myself a good cardio workout in, burned over 600 calories for 45 mins. Very happy with myself. Tomorrow I will get back to some light weight lifting. I was a little worried that I was going to get winded pretty quickly, but my body seemed to remember where I left off…actually at one point I think my body said to me “Move your butt big boy. No slacking”. So I did. I tried to keep my heart rate in my target range the entire time. IT FELT GOOD!!!
Back home now and still feeling like I am breathing clearly and now I am ready to watch some football and eat a healthy lunch. I kept the no bread part of my diet going while I was sick and was eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. I did not eat any sweets outside of yogurt and applesauce while I was sick. Can’t say that everything I ate was healthy, but I tired to limit anything like that. I did not feel like torturing myself by weighing in while being sick. As I said before, losing weight is not my goal anyway, getting healthier is. Losing weight is a benefit of getting healthier. So I stayed away from the scale knowing that it would be hard to lose much weight without exercise anyway. I will update my weight and BMI in the next post.
Never give up. Get that heart rate up and never stop believing in yourself. I WILL KEEP GOING!!!