What if you're sick?

  • I barely started the program about 5 days ago and so far I've stuck through the intense Cardio, and I have to be honest I'm starting to see results, which is great. But, yesterday I came down with the cold/flu and I don't want to push my body to the limit to the point that the sickness gets worse.

    any suggestions?

  • I can't speak for you. I had a head cold during my first challenge that had me wanting to drill a hole in my head to release the pressure. I continued to workout and do cardio. I think it probably might have helped me stay stronger through the illness. Hope you feel better! That stinks! Don't give up!

    Keep the faith!

    Faithful Renee :0)

  • Thanks. I wont, the type of workout I did was just walking, but in the morning I'm going to kick it up a notch!

  • My opinion?  Don't exercise if you've got the flu.  BAD, BAAAAAAAAAAD idea!  You don't play around with the flu.

    A cold?  Different story.  If it's not a debilitating cold, if it's not a cold that would keep you out of work, then it's probably fine to exercise.  I've worked out with a cold a number of times.  I had strep throat, so I did NOT work out at that time.

    In the end, just listen to your body.  If it's SCREAMING at you to lay off, then lay off.

  • I've missed one workout becuase of the stomach flu, but never from a cold.  I think working out really helps you feel better from a head cold and makes it go away faster.  That is my experience anyways.  I

  • Dont give up. I was sick with a sinus infection, and tried to work out, but didn"t. As soon as I got better, i started back again. Don"t give up.

  • Thanks everyone.

    Maybe I shouldn't have posted anything, it was just a minor cold due to weather, but these days with asthma a minor col could lead to worst health conditions.

    But I didn't give up, just did minor exercises like walking, and a little bit of cardio. But tomorrow I'm going to do an intense workout!!! Pretty excited.

  • Agree w/ joninjacksonville. I have been in construction my whole life, and always went to work with colds, and head colds. Just took a daytime med - and could work just fine.

    "What you put in, is what you are going to get back."

    - Terry

  • I used to get sick quite easily when I stressed my body with intense workouts. Then one day a nutritionist told me to take L-Glutatmine and I haven't gotten sick since. It helps with your immune system and it helps to retain energy. I was coming home totally wiped out before taking it. Maybe it would help some of you, too. Hope so!

    C1W7D5 May 16th