Our expert says:
I think that making decisions or even forming opinions having just come off the flu is very risky - your body is going to react badly to the break, and the fact that you are now in recovery from the illness. Even though you may feel a lot better during the day, you will still take a while to get back to the levels before. I would honestly not worry too much about it. Apart from being frustrating, and discouraging, which I can totally understand, it's not the end of the world. And perhaps the flu is a good thing - maybe your body needed the break. Everyone can do with a rest now and again, and so I do think that you should just allow this phase to pass, you haven't lost all of your fitness suddenly and in time you will get back to where you were. It will of course take some time, and you can't just expect to get back in at the same level. However, I think that a week of very easy exercise is the place to start, then next week, go up to about 80% of what you normally do and then after that, it's back to normal. Just don't overdo it!
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