I have always been a muscle admirer. My spouse has packed on about 20lbs of muscle which has been just f-ing hot! 6 months ago, I dedicated myself to lifting and eating well and started making some nice progress. Folks at work began to comment on my increasing muscularity. And my lifts were all improving.
I have had a history w/bad knees, hips, and feet which got aggravated in August because of some non-working out issues. My physiotherapist asked me to not do legs until we correct those issues (there has been progress on that front, but not enough just yet). But, I was still doing upper body. I developed a pretty bad lung infection that has stuck w/me for 4 weeks, now. I cannot do much w/o hacking a lung. I went to my primary care provider and he asked me to lay off strenuous exercise for a while. I am going bat crazy and am beginning to notice loss of gains. Thoughts on saying f-it and returning to lifting and/or how to overcome these setbacks if I do wait till the lung infection leaves...