Friday, February 20, 2015

365 Workouts: Staying Fit While Fighting a Cold

It’s been a slow, cold month here, and sadly, winter doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. In fact, we’re due to get 3-5 more inches of snow tomorrow, on top of the few inches that are still on the ground from this week’s earlier storm. Worst of all, along with bitter cold temps outdoors, this winter has also brought cold viruses into our home.

While we've still managed to make it to trampoline boot camp most weeks this month, nasty winter colds did sideline us for a few days. I tried to at least continue using weights while watching TV, and even pushed myself to keep doing workout DVDs a couple nights in a row. For the most part, though, I just had to relax and take it easy.  


I’m feeling better now and working to get back on track, but a busy schedule and below-zero wind chills have left me feeling pretty unmotivated. I would much rather curl up under a soft blanket with a hot bowl of mac and cheese than put on my workout clothes and squat it out with Jillian Michaels. Here’s hoping spring makes its appearance very soon (and that in the meantime, no more viruses weasel their way into our lives). 

How do you stay fit while fighting a cold? Do you try to push through the discomfort or just lay low until you’re feeling better? 

8 comments:

  1. My workouts have been almost nonexistent this winter. I have basically been hibernating all winter. It is just so cold.

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    1. I hear you! It's hard to feel motivated when it's just so frigid.

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  2. It. is. so. cold. Get healthy and wait for spring ;) Just kidding, you go girl for keeping it up!

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    1. Thanks, Kate! The cold has been insane. I am so, so ready for spring and summer!

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  3. i lay low. i used to be stubborn about it but found i get better if i rest. sounds so common sense, but i refuted it all these years

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    1. You are completely right. Listening to our bodies and resting really is the best thing!

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  4. Feel better soon! I admit that I just lay low and try to recharge. You are doing a great job by doing weights in front of the TV - that is a great solution for now and you'll be back out again soon enough!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. Thanks! I'm all better now and ready to get back into it! :)

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