I have been sick with a cold for about a week now. It was a light cold last week so I kept working out and going about my business. I even came in early on Monday to work out. After last week's little set back I was ready to bring it on!
Except the cold really hit me on Monday! I couldn't breathe, my nose was too stuffy, I was sneezing, coughing and basically dieying!
I took a half day on Tuesday and a full day off on Wednesday. I finally felt better on Thursday and came in. It was time for the weigh in (since I missed Wednesday). I was scared. I didn't work out hard, I ate too much and I was ready for the consequences... Well, guess what?! I lost ONE pound! How does this happen? I don't know. I even had pizza yesterday (because I thought all effort had been lost).
I thought, maybe it's the pound of muscle that I gained last week, but who cares?! I am taking my pound and running with it!
Lesson Learned: Sometimes, when your body is sick, it needs a break! I should have taken a break when my body had the light cold... but I didn't. I kept working out and going on with business as usual until I couldn't anymore. Sometimes you just need a break. I can't wait until I am back 100% to really bring it on!