Sick Week – Two Weeks Without Working Out

It’s difficult to explain my love for the endorphin rush I feel during and after workouts. I miss it so much.

Like so much.

But the cons of going to Coachella with the flu is that it only prolongs the sickness. The heat, the dust, and no rest, of course it got worse right when I started to feel better. Now that I’m back home and getting back to my “normal routine”, I can’t fully because I can’t workout until I feel better. I’ve tried to do some long walks, a mile or two, but every time I do the end result is me feeling worse, which means one more day of being sick. 😦

It’s very discouraging from a weight loss/ building strength standpoint because everything is on hold until I feel better. And who knows when that’ll be?! I’ve been trying to build up my stamina so I can run 10 miles consecutively but ya know, my body doesn’t care, which probably means I’ll have to build back up to 6 miles before I get to 7,8,9, and 10.

This is the first time I’ve not be able to keep up my workout routine due to being sick. It makes me nervous. I don’t want to revert back to my old ways but at the same time trying to push myself is only dragging out me being sick. And what do you want to do most when your sick?

Lay down and eat.

Two very scary, yet amazingly satisfying things. But I can’t and refuse to go backwards, so I’m trying to burn more calories throughout the day through everyday activities verses doing a strenuous workout at the end of the day. My current calorie burn goal my Apple Watch and I have agreed to 420. This was before I got sick but I’m trying to stick to it sick and all.

Being sick sucks for sure, but let’s hope it doesn’t keep me down.

Marah Renee