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I got injured in March and then Sick in April, total like 4-5 weeks no or minimal activity. I did walking/cycling after the first week of no activity but stopped strength training cause of my neck injury for like a month and a bit. Then I was down with the flu in bed for about a week then almost 2 weeks waiting for the mucus to get out of my lungs but did some mild walking. I am behind both in weight goals and inch loss goals with these set backs and I am a little annoyed but I have to be kind to my body and just accept set backs :)
Good luck and be safe :)
You may want to start out with a walk if you have been inactive for awhile and ease back into it. I think we all have times of illness that hold us back. I had dental surgery in Feb and had to take a week off, then I hurt my back doing deadlifts, twice, and had to take time off for that. Last month it was a sinus infection. It's frustrating but you just get thru it and don't let it stop you from getting back to your routine once you are better. On the other hand, trying to jump back in too soon can set you back farther so go cautiously :)
Original Post by mo_mo4:
Thanks for the advise! I don't want to jump back into it too soon and that's way I haven't started again but also don't want to wait too long in fear of getting back to old habits and the weight creeping back up. It's just that I don't know if I'm well enough at this point...never had an ear infect last this long. It's really affecting my mood though and I don't like it. I was feeling so great about life before I got sick and now I just feel so down. I just need to pick myself up again and do it. It's just so hard unslumping yourself. (Any Dr. Seuss fans out there? I love that book, "Oh, the places you'll go".) Sorry, I work with kids :) haha!
That was the gift from our school for our grad class :D I really like dr seuss :)
Congrats on not gaining weight while being inactive! Maintenance is success too.