Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Green snot

After feeling like crap all last week and barely being able to get out of bed, I am feeling better this week, but I believe that I have now developed a sinus infection. Greeeaaat. My hubby tells me that I can wait it out and it will go away, but I am not a patient person and am tired of feeling run down and not being able to breathe through my nose, plus now under my eye all the way through my top teeth hurts. So I am going to the after-hours clinic tonight (with all 4 kids - should be an adventure) to get it checked out. I was really hesitant to go to the doctor myself due to the fact that his medical assistant is a guy I went to high school with who a) used to think he was a vampire b) has always been way too handsy and c) is creepy and overly friendly. It is my lucky week since my doctor is out of town, hence the after-hours clinic.

So onto my question for the rest of you: do you still work out when you are feeling like junk? I got up this morning to go for my much-needed walk, but the not breathing and headaching got to me and I didn't go. Should I just push through it - will the workout make me feel better? Or is it better to rest and get better first? 


  1. If I feel really lousy with a bad cold and can hardly breath I skip the exercise. I listen to my body and make adjustments accordingly.

  2. First, thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. I have asthma and so when I have a cold or even feel like I'm getting sick, I take it really easy. Maybe a casual walk but basically, I listen to my body. If I'm not feeling it, I don't go out. I kinda allow my body the time to heal. I don't want to extend the time I'll be layed out so I'll just go with it and allow my body to get better.

    Just don't want to push it you know? I hope you're feeling better. Maybe a nice warm cut of camomille tea or yerba buena with honey helps.

  3. I just found your blog through Biz! Great blog, I look forward to reading more. Sorry you've been sick.

  4. I hope you are feeling better by now! I just found you through Biz's 101 Day Challenge. I don't generally push through illness in order to exercise. That might change a little as I learn to enjoy exercise more but my general feeling is that your body is sick because it needs some rest. I might just be justifying no exercise though...LOL :-)