I think it all depends on how you feel. If I have a mild cold, I'll still exercise, albeit at a lower intensity (and I have sometimes felt that the exercise helped keep me from getting sicker). But if I have the sort of cold where it's all I can do to get up off the sofa, well, then I pretty much stay on the sofa.
There's no sense in overdoing it. In the grand scheme of your life, one week of missed workouts isn't going to matter. The most important thing is to get back to your workouts once you are feeling up to it again. Don't let this one week of missed workout turn into a month of miss workouts, etc... But so long as you start working out again once you feel up to it, you'll be back to your pre-illness fitness level in no time. In few months you'll look back and it will be as if the illness never happened.
So don't feel guilty about not exercising. You're sick. Stay home, take care of yourself, stay on plan with your eating. You'll pick up the exercise again when you feel up to it.
My Before and After Pics
"Decide what you want; decide what you're willing to exchange for it; establish your priorities, and go to work." --H.L. Hunt
"Life has hills. Set the treadmill at an incline."
Last edited by BlueToBlue : 08-28-2008 at 08:57 PM.