It feels like I've been away from beatings for months, but my last post says the 18th of December. I realize that I was having great attendance beforehand, but I'm almost a changed man at this point.
As I've mentioned before, I have a huge project at work culminating in February. I've been working on it for almost two years now and the last 6 months have been taxing. Mostly working late and on weekends, but it cut into everything that was healthy and helped me maintain some sort of balance. So eating poorly, drinking during the week, zero exercise, etc. My main fitness outlet has been katas in the morning followed by some exercises to keep my back healthy and help recovery my shoulder.
I should mention that I finally went to the doctor and he felt that I had some rotator cuff damage, but it would sort itself out with rehab. It's taken a about three months, but he's correct.
My work out:
- 3 to 6 katas
- 10 trunk twists
- 60 or so sit ups (crunches and such)
- 20 + push ups
- shoulder exercises
Which brings up to the present. My wife and I went on vacation to Mexico and had a fairly good time, but midway I got a serious bout of food poisoning. During the rest of the trip and all the way back home I ended up losing around 15 pounds. I realize that it was mostly water weight, but I looked like Christian Bale in the end of the movie, "the mechanic". I was surprised when more people didn't make cancer comments when I returned to work. I guess I felt worse than I looked.
So the month has passed I'm back to eating regularly, albeit with same tendencies before I got sick. My weight is low and my energy is fairly non-existent but it was back to the gym tonight.
I was able to:
- run 1 mile (10 minutes)
- do single sets of 10 on
- pull downs
- bicep curls
- tricep curls
If I'm feeling motivated and don't have to work tomorrow, I might be able to talk myself into going to beatings.
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