When To Rest, When To Push
I got sick last month. Really sick, like go to urgent care and leave with four prescriptions sick. I spent close to a week laying on the couch and am now thoroughly caught up on all of the iterations of the Real Housewives franchises (how is Phadera so crazy? Is Camille high?). I’m finally finishing my antibiotics and steroids but am still coughing and weezing. It, obviously, has been a while since my last workout.
I’m hoping that I’ll be up for a workout soon, but I confess that I am nervous. I feel like I’ve lost all the fitness I had this summer and early fall. I’m not sure how much to push myself. I wonder if I should wait until I’m 100% better to start or if I can get to, say, 75% and at least get moving a little bit.
We had our first snowfall this week and it feels like winter has begun in earnest so I want to get going before things get really cold. Last winter was bad for me, training wise, and I gained back all the weight I lost in the fall. I don’t want that to happen again. But I also don’t want to get sick again.
How do you decided when to rest and when to push yourself? What are your sick workout guidelines?