Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Well, it's clear to me now that my discouragement yesterday came from being in the early stages of "coming down with something".
Not sure what this is. Some kind of cold maybe. It started with a tickle in my throat yesterday and some stomach discomfort last night (I know that doesn't sound like a cold, but I don't have the aches and pains of flu -- it's possible the stomach discomfort is just something I ate).
Early this morning it still didn't SEEM so bad and I still thought I was okay to go to the gym for my weekly session with the personal trainer (PT). Um, no.
PT started me off with lunges on the BOSU ball, but by 8:30 AM (after a half-hour cardio session on my own before my scheduled appointment) my sinuses were stuffed and my head was starting to get muzzy. I had a bit of a hard time with the lunges because my balance is the first thing to go when I get sick like this.
It's like being a little tipsy from alcohol -- only not "fun". It took so much extra concentration (I was constantly worried about toppling over and looking stupid). And by the time we abandoned any thought of balance exercises, and PT sat me on the Leg Extension machine, it was getting really bad. I had serious fog brain.
PT came as close as it gets to berating me, and told me to cancel next Tuesday if I still felt sick.
So it wasn't the best session. I did my exercises, but I seriously wished I had felt sick enough, early enough, to reschedule the appointment.
Lesson learned! Don't exercise when you are (or even might be) sick!