I’ve been sick for the last couple of days (3? 4?). It’s brutal. Some kind of flu/cold bullshit.
Sure I feel all crappy and sweat and get the chills and snap at whatever anyone says, but the most impacting hindrance is my inability to exercise.
I know what you’re thinking - “Oh woe is me, I can’t pump my iron! Boo hoo hoo.” And that’s fair, I do seem pretty shitty in that respect. However, let me petition that it’s not as shitty as you might think.
After putting in so much effort to be fit, correcting and updating my diet, creating tailored routines, and working so dedicatedly hard (and happily) to produce results, getting sick just feels like 2 steps backwards. So there’s some angst there, akin to falling in lava in MineCraft while equipped with diamond armor and diamond tools. Curse you, lava. So much effort burned to nothingness, my life is ashes…
However, it’s also because I directly relate my fitness with my health. REDACTED for obviousness.
However, it would be shortsighted to not see that exercise is directly related to my health and vice versa.
So when I, or others, are boo-hooing over not being able to pump some iron, it doesn’t necessarily mean we’re assholes (but totally could be). Just imagine we worked really hard for our diamond-items and totally fell in lava.