Post # 1
I was all set to go to zumba tonight. I was even looking forward to it. But all day I have been feeling like I’m coming down with something. I’m worried that working out hard will make me feel worse. But I don’t want to use that as an excuse either. Please help – though I don’t know if I want motivation to get my butt in gear or permission to take it easy for a night…
Post # 3
Sorry, I gotta say, working out always makes me feel better…I think you sweat out all the germs 😛
Post # 4
Perhaps you can skip high-intensity but still get exercise in by taking a walk? Gets you moving but isn’t so hard you’ll pass out from exertion.
Post # 5
@envirobride: I felt that way yesterday – Aunt Flo is coming to visit and I felt like sitting out. But, I made a deal with myself that I would go for 10 minutes, if I felt like crap I could leave.
Depends, do you feel achey or is it a head cold? My doc said that it was okay to work out if it was above your neck. Anything neck down – body aches, tummy trouble then you should stay home and rest up.
Post # 6
lol, I felt the same way and a couple weeks later I’m STILL sick. I actually think working out made me worse because I pushed myself too hard. If you think you won’t overdo it, I’d go, but otherwise I’d do like a PP said and take a walk or do something a bit lighter.
Post # 7
Sorry, I’m no help, but I thought your post was going to be about skipping high school gym class & I was thinking “Wonder what kind of advice she’s getting on that” lol
Post # 8
@les105: Ditto. I’m actually kind of disappointed. ha
Go to the class, sometimes it’s so much better to get moving than it is to stay sedentary!
Post # 9
Well you know, if you ARE getting sick, a workout just might help you feel better faster! If you’re not going to zumba, maybe try getting out for a walk?
Post # 10
Rule is that if it’s in the head, then go workout. If you are feeling sick in your lungs or stomach… dont do it.
Post # 11
Go, try it out, and if it becomes too much then at least you can say you tried.
Post # 12
sweat it out! go to zumba!
Post # 13
Zumba’s probably a bit much, but why not do some light Cardio? Walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes. It won’t wear you out and you’ll still feel like you accomplished something! ; )
Post # 14
Thanks all. I did go for a walk just before I posted actually but it didn’t make me feel better. My throat is feeling a bit sore and I feel kind of achy in the muscles. I’m going to try having a light dinner and maybe that will help. There is no treadmill unfortunately, it is not really a gym (and not high school, sorry!) but just a community class. Tempted to follow pinkpandabear’s advice and rest up. My fear is that I’m just looking for an excuse LOL
Post # 15
@envirobride: listen to your body and rest up. How often are you working out? If you really are coming down with a cold, your body needs sleep. Drink lots of water and try to go to sleep early. Get back on your workout routine when you are better.
I know what you mean about not being sure if you are wussing out. I felt this way at times during my wedding fitness but if you are consistent, missing a few days isn’t going to hurt you. Just get back on the workout wagon when you can.
Post # 16
I think I’ll go but not overdo it – even if I just stand there and enjoy the music and wave my hands around I’m at least burning a few calories. If I start to feel worse, I will leave early.
Appreciate all the support bees!