Thursday, February 18, 2010

Being Sick SUCKS!

I'm frustrated.

I've been slightly sick for about a week, and I am feeling frustrated because I don't know if I should go outside walking or not. Last Saturday I woke up feeling a little sick, which turned into a fever on Sunday and I felt very ill on Monday. All week I have been congested and a little tired, and I can feel that the cold is starting to slightly settle in my chest-but only a little.

I'm not coughing up phlegm or anything, and other than slightly tired for the past couple of days I am not feeling overly ill. I'm just worried because I was recently around a friend and her cousin and the cousin was recently diagnosed with pneumonia. She said that she didn't really seem to have any symptoms, but then suddenly she has been seeming to get worse and is now hospitalized.

So I don't know if I am being a hypochondriac or what because all I keep wondering is if pneumonia is contagious. I read online that it can be.

For the past two days I am starting to feel a slight wheezing in my chest and I have a dry cough. I'm really congested. I don't have a fever or anything.

Tuesday I went out walking slowly for about thirty minutes and I wanted to go out walking yesterday but it got dark too soon. Today I really want to go out walking, but I am not sure if I am supposed to be out walking when I am starting to feel that slight wheezing in the chest.

The good news is that I have felt anxious all week long because I am sick and I really want to get out and walk for an hour or so, but I am afraid to do it because I am afraid that I will wear myself out and make myself more sick. But I'm not having exhaustion or anything.

What to do? What to do?

I will wait until tomorrow to walk.


  1. Squeeze half a lemon into an eight-oz. glass of water and sweeten to taste with honey or agave nectar.

    This will make your system alkaline, therefore unfriendly to the bacteria/viral things trying to make you sick.

    Put on a happy movie, show, or song. Rest.

    Drink more lemon water. It works! (But only at the beginning of feeling badly. Good luck!

  2. In terms of exercise, when I am sick I make sure to take a slow relaxing walk, or even a swim. Do not let this small instance stop you from keeping up with health. Keep up the great work with your articles and please stop by my health blog sometime. The web address is

  3. I hope you feel better. I just started my walks again!

  4. I know I can't workout when I don't feel well.

  5. Are you still training for a marathon Walking Queen?

  6. I think this is very ironic because I recently had the same experience. What I would take away from this is that you own walking! By that I mean your commitment is great and the fact that it bothers you not to be able to walk is a great sign. I was sick recently and I decided to go to the gym and ride the bike..less stressful but still got to do something. The beauty of walking is that you can go at your pace. Great to see the dedication it inspires me to keep working out. Thanks.

  7. This rings so true for me. I lost over 40 lbs just by walking...but lately, well for more than 6 mos now I've lost my motivation and desperately trying to find out where I put it! Walking is so relaxing, so rewarding when we see results but once you stop for a bit, it can be hard. Thanks for writing what seemed like a little hit upside the head for me, to bet BACK OUT THERE and walk. Great post, look forward to reading more.


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