When you have chronic illness and a low immune system you always have to be prepared to not be able to follow through with plans no matter how well you tried to account for every situation.
I was all set to start my new exercise and healthy diet lifestyle today. I had meals planned out, healthy snacks ready and even figured out what exercises I was going to start out with (from the chronic pain clinic I went to a few years ago).
Last night I had to make a decision to hold it off for a week and start next Monday. While I am frustrated and saddened by this, I know it is what I have to do.
I have been coughing non-stop, running a low-grade fever, having tightness and pain around my right lung (it was collapsed 20 years ago in an accident which resulted in pneumonia), and just feeling generally crappy.
I know that exercise can be good when you have a cold; however, I also know that I can tire myself out and not leave any energy for healing from whatever I have (thinking bronchitis or pneumonia from how I feel). As for eating, it is more because I am not feeling like having much besides fluids and I need more if I am trying to lose weight and gain muscle.
A few years ago I would have said that I am just making excuses not to do it. However, since I shared with all of you that I want to tackle this now, I have really gotten excited to start. Oh well, I weighed myself yesterday and found out I am four pounds lighter than I thought so that’s a good start!
Stay tuned, as of next Monday I will be checking in and on my way! Just thinking about it makes me feel better already! 😀