Monday, February 16, 2009

Rainy Monday morning musings

Ugh. While most people have today off, I'm in the office working. And it's raining. This is not a good start to my week. However, I still got up this morning and got in a good workout, and I feel a lot better for it. I'm finally starting to get used to waking up early, so it's not as much of an issue as is has been. The cold weather in the morning is still annoying, but that's just something I can't do much about. I'm also starting to get my fitness level back up to the point where I'm not nauseous after workouts any more. Puking sucks, a lot. I did a full workout this morning with near max intensity and didn't feel like throwing up at all. The other guys at the gym really pushed me, to the point where I didn't think I could keep going, but I did. That's the best feeling, when you just break down that mental wall that tells you "stop, you'll die if you keep going." You won't die. Your heart won't explode, and your lungs won't fail you. You'll feel like crap for a few minutes, but your fitness will increase by leaps and bounds. This is something that I have to re-learn, and it's hard, but the benefits far outweigh the difficulties.

No weigh-in today, but I'm probably about the same. I had a fun weekend, but me and my lady ate out quite a bit. I stayed really active on Saturday with cleaning my apartment, but was too sore from Friday's workout to do anything more than that. Right now I'm really focused on staying healthy, keeping my energy levels up, and getting my strength and cardio back up to the levels they were at a few months ago. To facilitate that I've been eating a bit more than I need to lose weight, but the extra calories help my recovery so it's a fair trade for the time being. I think by the beginning of March I'll be able to start honing the diet without sacrificing the ability to get in a good workout. We'll see.

4 comments:

Brian said...

Good stuff. How long were you sick for? I thought it was a while ago i remember you not feeling well. Are you just getting over that now?

Ripx180 said...

Sounds like your doing what you need to do to get back up to speed. It is really hard to get in effective workouts while in a calorie deficit.

Geoff said...

I got sick around the beginning of the year, and it took me until the beginning of this month to really feel better. The puking I've experienced was due to the workouts and my lack of conditioning rather than any disease :)

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