Im sorry i haven’t posted in more then a week, but I have been under the weather. 9 days ago i woke up to my belly hurting and diarhea, followed by body aches, pure exhaustion, a throbbing headache, soar throat, and my body temperature fluctuating. Me being a crazy woman that I am, I went to work all week. Did I perform up to normal standards? You can bet your bottom I didn’t! I had a hard time focusing, my mind felt like mush, I was light headed and felt as though I was going to collapse.
Now you would think that this halted my Insanity regime. However, luck would have it that it was week 5 for me being the super easy week. I did skip Thursday, the day I felt the worst, but I made up for it on Sunday and counted Thursday as my rest day last week. At first I thought it might be best to skip the last 3 days of my easy week, but on Friday after thinking about it I realized that whenever I workout when I’m sick, though it might be harder to get through, I always feel better then on the days that I don’t. After waking up with congested head and chest, a good workout helps me clear it out and takes some of the pressure out. I see it like it helps push the “toxic” stuff out of my body. I will admit that it takes longer because i have to stop and rest more but as long as I listen to my body and don’t push nyself beyond what it can handle I know I will be fine. That’s the key right there….Listen to your body.
I decided I was not going to let the flu win. I fought through it. I honestly don’t think I would have been strong enough to go to work all week had I been defeated and not pushed through my workouts. They helped give me additional energy when I had none due to the pure exhaustion you feel while sick with the flu.
Now that the flu is leaving my body my asthma has kicked up. I have a bad dry cough, congestion and have lost my voice. I always lose my voice when my asthma kicks up and I get a severe dry cough. So I’m used to this, however I’m ready to be healthy again!