Well, last Sunday’s ‘plan, plan, plan’ post outlined my exercise schedule for the week.
Or should I say, the exercise schedule I would have followed had I not been blind-sided by the flu. And I even had my flu shot this year. Sheesh.
While I made it to my Monday morning step class, I could tell that I was coming down with something. I just didn’t feel like my usually sparkly self. I decided to pass on the evening yoga class and stayed home resting and popping Cold-FX the whole next day.
By Tuesday evening the fever and chills had arrived and my exercise plans (along with those of my clients, so sorry guys) were put on the back burner. The rest of the week was spent in bed (catching up on blog reading) and on the couch (watching season 3 of True Blood; I swoon over Eric), feeling guilty that my hubby had to do all the cooking and cleaning and kid-wrangling (okay, maybe not that guilty).
Not my best look, eh?
I know better than to go to work or exercise when I’m ill; it just prolongs recovery and puts my clients and class participants at risk of getting whatever I’ve got. Besides, just walking from the bed to the bathroom made me dizzy. Forget about squatting and lunging.
I really want a do-over week, but know that after I’ve been sick, I need to ease back into exercise gradually. I’ve lost 5 pounds (not the good kind) and am feeling incredibly weak. I’m thinking that just getting through the
5 3 1 class es I have to teach is going to be challenge enough for this week. (When I started writing this post, I was overly optimistic about how quickly my energy would return…)
My recovery week plan? Get back to eating regularly and taking my GNC daily multivitamins. Drink lots of water. Take it easy in the gym.
- Sunday; subbed out my Cardio Combo class (thanks Christina!)
- Monday; subbed out my Total Body Conditioning and Spin classes (thanks Donna!)
- Tuesday; Light cardio day; steady state ARC Trainer
- Wednesday; Teach Bootcamp (possibly more ‘coaching’ than ‘doing’)
- Thursday; Possible whole body weights workout, depending on my energy level
- Friday; Rest day
- Saturday; Hatha yoga and Teach Younique ‘Fitness for Fat Loss’ workshop
Do you work out when you’re not feeling well?