Day 134! So it’s Monday and I’m back in the saddle and back to blogging. It feels great to be back in action.
I still feel a little off just getting back into things workout wise. I can definitely tell how taking nearly a month off has already affected me. Then again, the fact that I didn’t workout much at all AND ate like crap…didn’t help.
But you know what, one of the things that I learned is that we all need a break. It’s the lessons we learn and the things we experience along the way that make this journey a true life-style change.
And trust me, I learned A LOT during the last 4 or so weeks.
I think breaks are important. They teach us things about ourselves. Some expected, some not.
You know previously, when I would take a break, that break would last several months, if not years. The fact that I was able to jump right back into things, is a victory in my book.
A favorite quote of mine:
“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up – Les Brown”
Now, not that I felt like I got knocked down by any means…but I just never stopped thinking about my journey and goals, and what I had to do to get back into things.
I have a tattoo on my right forearm that is written in latin.
It reads: Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.
For me, this has always been about various aspects of my life. My health becoming one of the main aspects on that list.
Let’s get on to Day 134’s menu and activities:
Day 134 Menu and Activities
- Day 134 Weights – Back/Biceps/Triceps, 50 min.
- 2 Scoops ProMix Unflavored Grass-fed Whey Protein powder blended with,
- 14 oz. cold filtered water
- 1 cup organic mixed frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
- 1 Tsp. Fish Oil
- 2 large brown eggs (cage-free or free range), scrambled with
- Aidells chicken and apple sausage
- 1 cup coffee, black
- Large Salad
- mixed greens
- hard-boiled egg
- grilled chicken breast
- black olives
- ranch dressing, lightly drizzled
- Sweet Potato
- Cardio – 4 mi. walk/run outside (inclines, declines, straightaways)
- Beef Stew (paleo)
- 1 Gallon+
- Desk/Counter Push-ups (shoulder-width)
- Lost a bit of strength and stamina
Overall Feelings: As I said earlier, it feels great getting back into things. I’m not beating myself up too badly for the break I took. Now, should I have maybe not gone so overboard with the unhealthiness…absolutely. But I have to tell ya, I think the choices that I made, taught me quite a bit.
NOTES: So I’ve always had an “Extra Activity” category on my blog posts. Most of the time, I don’t list anything. However, one of the things I am going to start doing, is incorporate sets of desk or counter-top pushups through the day. It’s just merely leaning up against my counter or office desk and doing an incline pushup. Due to my bad shoulder, this is the best way that I can get in some sort of chest exercise, as well as additional arm, and the incline helps to do this without pain or stress to my shoulder.
I do have to place my hands closer together to keep the stress off the shoulder. The wider my hands are set, the more stress on my shoulder there is and I feel a bit of pain. So, right now I place them about shoulder-width apart.