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You know how in my last post I said I was going to work out despite being sick?  Ya, well, that didn’t happen.  I really wanted to at least try to do the DVDs I have at home, but I was just too weary/congested to do it.  When you only have one clear nostril, breathing is rather difficult, let alone adding working out into the mix. Plus, I had all of the other awful cold symptoms.

Today I’m feeling a bit better.  Or really, the medicine I’m taking is masking my symptoms a bit better, because I know that I’m still really sick.  Yesterday I was feeling decent until around 4pm when the medicine completely wore off and I was miserable.  So as soon as I finish typing this post, I’m headed to the store for some more cold medicine and supplies.

My hope is that if I can just keep my breathing normal and stop my nose from running, I can fit in a 20 minute workout and then take Sofi for a quick walk.  At least I’ll get my blood pumping and get moving.  I need to do something.

The nice thing is that the scale is being friendly even though I haven’t worked out since Monday (marathon cleaning counts as a workout – I burned a TON of  calories).  I’m down another 1.8 for a total of 7 lbs in a week and a half.  Not bad at all.

The revised workout plan for the next week or so is:

  • Thursday, 1/5: workout DVD; walk Sofi
  • Friday, 1/6: workout DVD; walk Sofi
  • Saturday, 1/7: Yin yoga ; walk Sofi (no Zumba – I’m not up for it and the teacher that I love isn’t teaching it this weekend anyway)
  • Sunday, 1/8: Bikram yoga (I’ll sweat these germs out of me!!); walk Sofi
  • Monday,1/9: gym time (elliptical/stationary bike); walk Sofi
  • Tuesday,1/10: workout DVD; walk Sofi
  • Wednesday, 1/11: Aqua Aerobics; walk Sofi
  • Thursday, 1/12: Odissi Indian Temple Dance class (offered at Breathe yoga; I’m looking forward to trying this one!); walk Sofi
  • Friday, 1/13: Anusara Inspired yoga; walk Sofi
  • Saturday, 1/14: Zumba; yoga basics; walk Sofi
  • Sunday,1/15: Rest day; walk Sofi

OK, so that’s quite a list, and while it may seem ambitious, I know that it’s doable if I just put being sick aside.  I may still be sick, but I can ignore it for the hour or so I workout.  As you can see, I like to keep my workouts varied.  I think doing a lot of different kinds of exercise really helps me from getting bored and it keeps my body guessing.  Win win.

What workouts have you been doing recently?

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