Obviously the most important thing is to listen to your body. If you've got the flu or an extreme sickness take it for what it is and get some rest!
However, there’s a huge difference between listening to your body and letting your mind convince you you’re too sick to workout.
If your body is exposed to sickness that means your health is compromised… well don’t we workout and eat clean to become more healthy? Wouldn’t that be even more important to do while sick?
So you’re feeling drowsy, your nose is stuffed up and you’ve got a bit of a sore throat.. Common fall/winter cold symptoms right? All you want to do is curl up on the couch with some tea and watch Friends all day.. oh oops, sorry that’s me.. that’s all I want to do…
Motivation. Although I want to lay around all day and hang out with Monica and Rachel there’s the other side of me saying,
“You’ll regret it tomorrow if you don’t get your workout in…”
Which I most definitely would.
Doing my workout isn’t going to make me feel worse, so why wouldn’t I just do it?
Motivation. If I skip today’s workout I’m not going to be any closer to that transformation I want.. I’m not going to be able to put that big check mark beside the workout on day 10 of my program. I’ll likely be putting that check mark there tomorrow, or the next day… meaning I’ll be days behind.
This cold won’t win.. I will workout today!
What I did to kick today’s butt even though I’m sick: