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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Should you work out if you're sick...


  I'll answer that question towards the end of this blog post, but before I get to answering questions, I have an announcement to make.
The World Is Ending.
If you have savings bonds, Beanie Babies, or any old ass gold teeth laying around, its time to cash them shits in! Finish off your bucket list,-screw a couple of hookers, run nekkid on the beach, slap your boss in the mouth. Have a debauched good time, and then dip your toe in the holy water of forgiveness just as the Sun goes all supernova on our asses. The world is coming to an end because its 2012, but that's not until December. The world is clocking out early because I got my ass up off of this permadent in the couch and have started working out again.

 
I totally could have chosen a different picture of a woman working out. But I'm childish. hehehe
One morning I woke up, and the Mysterious Case of the Nojo was just gone! I started out by downloading the RunKeeper app for my Android and just taking off around the neighborhood. I did two miles and was feeling great and amped to do it for the next day. The next day came, but I was bombarded with a slew of things I had to get done and I wasn't finished until well after sundown. Sundown meant that there would be NO walking around the neighborhood for me, but I had to do something.  Sooo I went to the gym and got a membership. w00t!
So while my recent physical activity has burgeoned the commencement of the Apocalypse, it has also made me sicker than a dog. And yes, I'm blaming the exercise and not the bajillions of microbes floating around in my enviroment. We have talked about this before. So this takes us right back to the question at the beginning of the post. Should you exercise if you're sick??

I consulted the Waning Woman Komplete Kompedium of Pseudoscientifical Knowledge and Faux Facts (and Facebook!) and this is what I found out. Remember I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on TV, but I can fill out a sexy nurse uniform like nobody's business,
One of my FB friends LilMissDiva, a super hardcore exerciser who is ROCKING her sleeve, told me that unless her doctor tells her not to workout, she's gonna work out. That's dedication. Since I didn't go to the doctor, I can conclude that I am in the clear. If I'm sick enough to go to the doctor, working out won't even be a question or not.
Sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat and mild congestion shouldn't be enough to derail your work out plans according to the Neck Up Rule. While they may foil your plans for a marathon makeout session, training for an actual marathon should be no problem. If your problems are below the neck, chest congestion, productive cough, etc, it is recommended that you lay off of the exercise until those symptoms subside.
I had below the neck, under the neck, around the neck, on top of the neck, inside the neck symptoms and while I wasn't anywhere close to 100% I figured if I could get off of the couch and I wasn't dehydrated, I would just be using sick as an excuse to not go to the gym. Just use a little common sense, read what your body is trying to tell you, and take it easy. I did, and I didn't die......the world is still coming to an end though.

Image: Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

16 comments:

  1. I wish I had your dedication. Maybe it will motivate me to get out there.

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    1. There is always time to do the things that you want to do. You just gotta want it :D. Easier said than done coming from the woman who JUST got off of a gym hiatus

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  2. WW YOU OFF DA CHAIN!!!

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    1. Tell. me. know. you. whattabout. ME!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Woot!!! Hey yeah! That's me the crazy workout girl. :) And yes, if my Dr. didn't tell me I couldn't then you better believe I'm getting my workout on.

    That said, I do have asthma, so I do follow the "below the neck" rule (to an extent so please don't tell on me)... but if I have to go to my Dr. for anything she's usually telling me to take a break, at least until my antibiotics are done.

    ;-) And hey, the world is coming to an end and I ain't goin out without a hot body. Heehee!

    Lilmissdiva

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    1. You really are an inspiration to ME! Your dedication is unparalleled and you have this energy that is just incredible.
      And you are right about going out looking like a million bucks.

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  4. Where is a pic of this nurse costume you speak of?

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    1. It's in the 19.99 a month subscription section.

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  5. lol @ sLAP your bosses in the mouth!!
    LOL
    mYYY Frin still got it!

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    1. ok, now I'm laughing at my own post because of you.. lol

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  6. GOOD JOB WW!!! I *adore* LittleMissDiva...she is a rockstar in my book! I think I work out a lot but compared to her fuggidaboutit!

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  7. i can tell you, i'd rather work out than go to the doctor's office (especially if it's the bloody eye surgeon who's trying to sell his stock before the world ends and continues to pause my surgery to answer his bloody phone)
    good for you mama! you are always an inspiration

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    1. lol. I'll kick your doctor's ass if you need me to. I been doing squats :)

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  8. I just got over a cold, during which time I was a ginormous baby, and I told myself I didn't need to work out while I was sick. So I didn't, so there! Nanny nanny nah nah!

    I really need to change my screen name to Lazy Ass.

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    1. You can still be curvy and lazy. They're not mutually exclusive. :)

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