Do You Workout When You Get Sick?
It’s amazing how much better I feel, compared to the beginning of the week! I don’t think I could have recovered so quickly, if it wasn’t for a not so crazy schedule on Thursday and Friday, hot yoga, and my healthy lifestyle. I am feeling very thankful, because I took care of my body, sweated the sickness out, hydrated, ate well, and got LOTS of sleep! It was inevitable that I was bound to get sick one of these days, since all of my clients have been sick at one point or another since the holidays. I refused to admit it, but accepted defeat on Thursday evening after training 3 clients back to back, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
Depending on how sick you are, whether you have the flu or a cold, you need to listen to your body! Again, we are all different, and what may work for me, may not work for you. For this nasty brief cold that I had, I did what I knew would feel best, and thankfully my body responded in a good way. Listen to your body, take care of it, and it will thank you later on!
My Plan of Attack Went Like This:
- Sleep and lots of it! I took some cold medicine both Thursday and Friday night right after dinner and was passed out from 9:00 PM until 7:00 AM. 20 hours of sleep at night! This was HUGE!
- Two Hot Vinyasa classes at Powerflow. I did one class Friday morning and I was worried about being too congested, but it ended up being one of my most focused practices. I felt so wonderful afterwards. Full detox; my head was a little bit clearer; and the class was flat out awesome. I took another early class on Saturday morning, at my usual time, and felt just as focused, and fully energized.
- Lots and lots of water and clean eating! Nothing new here, but made sure to drink more water, especially after the hot yoga. I literally sweat the sickness out! I fueled up after class on Saturday with my absolute favorite breakfast. Nothing beats oats in a jar on a Saturday morning…YUM!
It was so nice to wake up on Sunday morning, train my client at 9:00 AM, have a delicious breakfast, and then head to the gym, to get a solid hour workout in. I’ve been doing the workouts that I’ve been sending to my great friend Jamie who is getting married next weekend! She asked me to put together a clean eating + bridal booty kicking workout for two weeks. The workouts kick BUTT and target the whole body, keep the heart rate up, scorch calories, and TONE. I love them and so does she. I’m so excited to share her experience with all of you, once the wedding is complete. She’s already gorgeous, but she just wanted something to make her feel good both inside and out. It’s working!
The rest of my Sunday night involved planning my client’s workouts, my workout schedule, and eating this delicious dinner. Asian chicken salad wrap topped with some hot sauce and some multi-grain chips. Another great Costco find, that are made fresh, and not usually there on a regular basis. I LOVE them! But then again, anything wrapped in a tortilla is fine with me. I hope everyone has a wonderful start to the week!
Do you try to workout when you are sick? What are your quick fixes when you get sick?