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Still Pushing…

So, the head cold has not managed to beat me…yet.  I worked out with my trainer last night.  She told me a head cold is fine to workout with (depending on how my body feels), but a fever or any kind of fluid loss (throwing up, or worse) is a definite sign to skip the workouts for a while.  Working out with a fever raises your core body temperature too quickly (or too much), which can be dangerous.  So, always skip the workout if you’ve got a fever (even a low grade, apparently).

My head is still congested today, unfortunately.  I was really hoping to wake up and feel miraculously better.  I do not feel any worse, so I suppose I should just be thankful for that.

Meanwhile, I am working on a post that covers what I am eating since I have kicked majority of enriched, refined flours.  I have had several people ask me what brands of bread, pastas, and such I am choosing, so I thought I would just share with everyone.  Not that I am an expert (by any definition), but I suppose things are working for me this way.  I hope to have that post completed by tonight or tomorrow.

I also wanted to say thanks to those who wished me well, and gave some advice on kicking a head cold in the tushie.  Resting is certainly on my priority list today – along with lots of water and vitamin C (in the form of oranges).  I suppose I am going to consider taking a multi-vitamin.  Anyone out there recommend anything?

How are you doing this week?  Are you taking small steps that take you closer to your goal(s)?

-Erica

Sickness = Hurdle

So, I woke up this morning feeling stuffy.  My face hurt a little and my sinuses felt dry.  All day my body has felt strange, not bad or sore, just strange.  Of course, I went to the gym anyway…because I love it.

A few people have told me you should not workout when you are sick.  Have any of you heard this?  Also do you have any kind of explanation or grasp on just how “sick” you have to be to skip the gym?  I was not running a fever or throwing up, so I thought going to the gym was no big deal.  However, after trying to lift what I would normally, I felt it in my muscles (weakness).  I ended up reducing the weights and my reps in order to get my whole circuit in.  I still did fine on the elliptical, though, and it did not bother me even slightly.

Also I am not with the whole medication thing, so does anyone have any knowledge of natural “helpers” to kick a head cold?

Here’s to hoping I am feeling better tomorrow because I meet with my trainer at 6:30 PM.

How is your week going?  Are you still on the right track?

-Erica