I get motivated to exercise, I do good for a couple weeks with aerobic and weight training. Thinking to myself that I'm not overdoing it because always have a day of rest, nothing real strenuous. Then I catch a bug and wind up with the mother of all colds/flu type thing and I'm laid out for several days.
It makes me afraid to even do any serious exercising because I always get sick when I increase too much. I know that I need to increase my activity level if I'm ever going to loose the last 20 pounds.
Does this happen with anyone else? What do you do about it? I know that slinking back to bed and covering up with the blankets with a bowl of sugar free pudding and whip cream isn't the most productive way of dealing with it but sometimes it's what I want to do.
I read a saying somewhere once , "when I get the urge to exercise, I lie down until it passes."
49 years old, 5' highest weight-199lbs
. Started SBD Jan 2004, lost 47 pounds in 6 months, then slowly gained it all back.