if you have a cold, stick to gentle exercise, just to keep yourself in the routine of it, even just a walk down to the end of the block (if you live in the city) and back. Or maybe 20 pushups and 20 situps in blocks of 5 during ad breaks.
Be sure to up your fluid intake to keep hydrated while your nose threatens to drain every last drop and a vege soup with plenty of garlic is good to boost the immune system and easy to make while you're sick (but maybe not your social life).
just quickly fry some diced onion and crushed garlic and ginger and/or chilli if you like, add as much stock or water as you want soup (I often just add water with 1/2 a stock cube then season to taste later) and add whatever you have in your fridge/pantry. Carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato, potato....if you have soup mix (split peas, lentils etc), put this in first and simmer for a while until softening. Then put in the hard vegies and cook until beginning to cook, Then you could put in some spinach if you felt like it, celery, whatever you have. Add a tin of crushed tomatoes if that takes your fancy. Simmer until cooked and season to taste.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"