Yeah, and I have missed four. Thankfully that is about to come to an end. I come off weight restriction on the 8th and I am back to the gym that morning after my morning walk. The routine will return and I am sure I will feel much better. I still have to watch it though and do the gradual work up thing until I am back to normal.
The nice thing is that I covered 2 hours of walking every day this week covering six plus miles each day. I feel good and have probably lost some fat. The next trick is to gain some muscle and get the nutrition thing under control.
The Body Rundown:
Weight Lifter – I will be back in the gym in a few days and that excites me. That excitement is however tempered with the fact that I must start light and slowly build back up. That means starting with just the bar in many cases and then working up over the next few weeks back to where I was. Where I was though is going to change to less reps and more weight very soon. I am thinking 3 sets with 8-10 reps very soon. Like in three weeks.
Hiker – I have been compensating for lack of lifting through hiking more. I will probably scale back to one and a half hours a day the next two weeks before school starts. After that things are going to get interesting as I need to fit everything into a smaller amount of time and eventually the weather will get colder. but that won’t stop me. I probably won’t stop until the snowmobiles are allowed on the trails and they can’t do that until there is four inches of snow. I haven’t picked up my pack for a month either so it will be interesting to see how that affects my hiking.
Nutrition – My big issue right now is coming up with a meal plan that keeps my sugar steady and falling while at the same time getting the protein I need for lifting. It creates all these grams of carbs issues. I have a full day of dealing with this on August 18th and then a doctor appointment on the 19th. Hopefully my A1c has dropped or this is going to be a difficult discussion. Hopefully the next two weeks will be truly effective on all levels.
Blessings an Cheers!!!