I thought writing about taking breaks was a fitting topic for todays post. I took a break from blogging, including last week's Work-Out Wednesday and this last week I took a break from exercise. Some times the body just needs a break. While exercise is so good for us, some times resting is even better.
The Tuesday before Christmas I got that feeling in the back of my throat...that feeling of knowing I am about to get sick. Not wanting to be sick for Christmas, I decided to take a break from work and exercise and just relax. I spent the next two and a half days on the couch. Well, not exactly true, I worked a little here and there, but for the most part, I pretty much did nothing except watch movies or read or sleep. I think that was the best thing for me. I was so glad I was ready for Christmas by then, because there is no way I would of been able to go out shopping or even wrap a present.
As for the symptoms, the cold was some-what mild, until it moved to my chest. I had sinus pressure and pain. Of course it went into my chest several days later. I had a tight, heavy-ness in my breathing. My O2 was around 95%, which is low for me. I had a dry cough. As usually, all that dry coughing finally got things moving around and I am getting up a lot of mucus. I sent a culture in this morning and I am sure this will be followed up with antibiotics. Such is life with having CF.
I have not exercised for over a week. I am ok with this. I think my body really need the break. But I am ready to get back to the gym. I am planning on going today after work. Its hard going back, but I really need to get with my routine.