A 45-year-old fat man trying to find his inner skinny dude.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Working on it

Do you work out when you're sick?

Does working out make you sick?

I have had something wrong--cold, sinus infection--since May.  My house, as a friend likes to say, doubles as a petri dish, thanks to two babies.  I find that just about the time I'm getting in the gym groove, I get sick, don't work out, and lose my momentum.

I've resolved to follow what seems to be the conventional wisdom, working out as long as the sick is above the neck.  The most recent bout (while I was on vacation, natch) involved the lungs, too, though, so I didn't work out at all.  I'd had high hopes for working on the running.  Dashed.

I wonder if I get exposed to stuff at the gym, too.  I must, but I wonder if I'm just running myself down.

Don't get me wrong.  I enjoy the gym.  The only bad part is making myself go.  I'm glad to be there and glad to have gone.  I don't need an excuse not to go.

But damn.  I'm tired of feeling crappy.  Maybe the new gig will help.


  1. I take it case-by-case. Sometimes when I'm sick I'm EXHAUSTED and that is obviously a sign to rest instead of exercise. It's frustrating when you're all psyched up, though. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Thanks! I'll get there. I keep hearing you can't exercise away a bad diet, so I'm trying to stop the food creep.