Obstacles Everywhere

Obstacles Everywhere

I tell you what, guys, I’m being hit with obstacles in all directions as of late.  I was sick again this week, so my exercise routine is still on halt. I am on antibiotics now though, so everything should be clearing up here soon.  I am still determined to hit my goals for 2013!  At least I can still rock a hospital gown.

My father had a holiday party last weekend, and I did not eat the best way I should have. It’s been a rough start to 2013 so far but I am not giving up.  I am still motivated to eat healthy and take my supplements and get back on my feet, despite the occasional set-back.

In the mean time, I’ve been using the free time, involuntarily given to me by being sick, to catch up on other projects and get myself organized for 2013.  I’m a firm believer that staying productive, or rather BEING productive and organized, is a great way to stay on track with weight-loss.

How is productivity and weight-loss connected?

Essentially, I know how good I feel when I’ve been able to complete some tasks and get some work done.  It’s a great way to get positive energy (endorphins maybe?) going when you feel accomplished.

I believe that type of motivation can easily spill over into motivation to work-out when you’re already working on improving yourself and your life in general.  So being productive may be a great way to keep my motivation going to lose weight, even if I can’t exercise right now.

That also brings to question, have you ever worked out even while sick?  I know when I’ve had upper respiratory sicknesses before, I avoided jogging for fear of coughing up a lung or something. 

But it can’t hurt to do some light resistance or go for a stroll in the woods to get some fresh air while sick, right?  I imagine the benefit of allowing your body to rest and heal, but still getting some form of movement in, is still something to be measured.

Have you ever worked out while sick?  What sort of work-outs have you done?