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loveulotslikejellytots Tue 21-Jan-14 12:09:18

You don't go to the gym that evening. I'm feeling generally crap, but of a cold, headache, hot and cold etc. just not comfy at work. My (lovely) boss has told me to go home.

I' exalted DH to say I'll be at home, he's asked if I'm coming to the gym tonight? If I feel the way I do now then I won't be, but he said if I feel better i could go.

AIBU to think that's just not on?

pointythings Tue 21-Jan-14 15:11:38

manic I think you're misunderstandinthe the OP - I get the sense that her DH is putting her under some pressure to go to the gym and that she mostly thinks she shouldn't go. In which she is entirely right. Feeling hot and cold is not a good sign.

BillyBanter Tue 21-Jan-14 15:58:57

Manic, well you shouldn't. If you feel like the OP you shouldn't go to the gym. You should rest for your sake and you should not spread your germs unnecessarily.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 21-Jan-14 16:01:57

My kickboxing instructor used to say that you shouldn't exercise with any symptoms below the neck. So, sinus, snuffles, sore throat = fine. Chest cold, temperature, aches = not fine.

Crinkle77 Tue 21-Jan-14 16:07:15

I don't get people who are off sick then go on facebook to tell everyone how sick they are. Surely if you are that unwell the last thing you would feel like doing is going on the internet to tell everyone about it.

Pawprint Tue 21-Jan-14 16:07:20

I wouldn't go. If someone from work saw you, you might have some explaining to do. If you're fit enough to go to the gym, you're fit enough to work.

oscarwilde Tue 21-Jan-14 16:14:15

Go home and nip it in the bud now. You can always do The Shred if you are feeling fabulous later.

coffeewithcreamm Tue 21-Jan-14 16:21:54

I'd be sacked too if I went out after being sent home (unlikely!)

To be honest, I find it amazing that adults have to even ask this question, it's cut & dried, isn't it? It is in my judgement, anyway.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 21-Jan-14 16:27:24

netdoctor says don't do it!

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 21-Jan-14 16:33:33

Netdoctor also says, Remember: all-round fitness incorporates spiritual wellbeing. WTF?

FortyDoorsToNowhere Tue 21-Jan-14 17:09:48

I wish people would stay at home. If you are not well enough to be in work you are not well enough for the gym.

Have some respect for others and stop spreading the virus around.

NewtRipley Tue 21-Jan-14 17:20:34

It sounds like you feel you should go to the gym because your DH wants you to. Apologies if I've read that wrong.

newyearhere Tue 21-Jan-14 17:25:12

Don't go to the gym.

MinesAPintOfTea Tue 21-Jan-14 17:25:57

You risk getting post viral fatigue by pushing on through even minor illness. Rest up and go to the gym when you're better

NewtRipley Tue 21-Jan-14 17:27:03

Mind you, I can't imagine a world where not going to the gym would be something I'd feel worried about grin

Finney2 Tue 21-Jan-14 17:27:41

You really cannot go home sick then go to the gym. It sounds like your 'going home ill' threshold is fairly low. I have to be on my knees before I go home sick. There's no way I'd be able to go to the gym in that state.

DameDeepRedBetty Tue 21-Jan-14 17:29:38

Don't go. I don't want your germs and neither do the other gym users.

ProudAS Tue 21-Jan-14 17:50:21

YANBU - your DH needs a common sense check.

It does depend on the illness though. I'm assuming the OP has some sort of a virus but going to the gym after being sent home with depression is another matter.

ilovesooty Tue 21-Jan-14 18:05:04

I was sent home last Friday pm after a bout of projectile vomiting at work at lunchtime. No way could I have faced the gym!

Silvercatowner Tue 21-Jan-14 18:08:40

If you are well enough to go to the gym then you are well enough to work, surely??? I came home from work early this afternoon - feeling like death. I have to be very poorly to come home from work. Currently in bed feeling slightly less death like. Gym..... shudder.

FuckingWankwings Tue 21-Jan-14 18:11:09

'I have to be on my knees before I go home sick.' Not everyone is necessarily the same, Finney.

Viviennemary Tue 21-Jan-14 18:11:29

You absolutely shouldn't go. If you were off sick then you are too ill to go to the gym. And then you will be spreading your cold to everyone. Stay at home with a Lemsip and be miserable.

Spottybra Tue 21-Jan-14 18:14:49

I swear by steam rooms when full of cold/flu.

Silvercatowner Tue 21-Jan-14 18:17:09

I bet steam rooms are fantastic for spreading germs.

Kafri Tue 21-Jan-14 18:27:33

Bloody hell, I'm just getting over a throat infection. I've felt absolutely fine throughout but my throat was stupidly sore and the cough....oh the cough. I think going to the gym may well have finished me off!

I'm in the 'if you're well enough to exercise, you're well enough to work' camp.

MinesAPintOfTea Tue 21-Jan-14 20:13:54

fucking for certain illnesses my going home threshold is quite low (as I have prescription drugs that have side effects much like drunk and nothing else works). But that doesn't mean that I would go to the gym. If you have an infection or other physical illness inn 90% if cases when its forced you home from work the best thing to do for continued good health is rest.

Obviously this doesn't apply for things like stress which are likely to be alleviated a little by exercise endorphins.

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