Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Minor setback

Today's Weigh-In: 206.6 lbs.
5-Day Average: 206.3 lbs.

I'm getting used to the idea that my weigh-ins are worst right after the weekend, and they slowly creep down throughout the week, and Friday is usually my lowest. Last Friday I hit 204.2 lbs. on the scale, but yesterday I weighed in at 208. The weekend was another not-bad-not-great experience. Friday night my girlfriend and I went out to dinner, and I ate entirely too much. I ate so much, in fact, that my stomach was hurting and kept me awake until 4AM. As a result I was too tired to get up at 7:30 on Saturday to make it to the Crossfit gym for the Saturday morning workout. Poor food decisions can have larger ramifications than I thought. Saturday and Sunday were fine diet-wise, but the lack of exercise definitely didn't help me.

Of course now I'm fully back on the wagon, and I'm aiming to make sure that I don't go overboard on my cheat meal this week. It's just not worth it.

Over the weekend my little brother came home from college, and I spent Saturday night hanging out with him. Of course, as brothers do (even adult ones), we ended up wrestling each other. Unfortunately for me my brother studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and knows about 100 ways to submit me, and while we were messing around I kinda hurt my shoulder. It was bothering me even before that, to be honest (I've had problems with it in the past), but roughhousing really aggravated it. Then yesterday's workout included a lot of shoulder dominant exercises, such as assisted muscle-ups on rings, burpees, hang power-cleans, and body rows on rings. When the adrenaline from the workout wore off I was in a massive amount of pain, and I spent the night icing my shoulder and taking Naprocyn. It feels alright this morning, but I know that if I don't rest it I'm just going to keep aggravating it and it won't heal. So I'm skipping Crossfit tonight, and I plan on just going to the park and running. It's been a while since I've had a good run anyways, so it can't hurt. I'll spend some more time icing, massaging, and otherwise rehabbing my shoulder as well. Hopefully it's nothing more than a minor pull, but we'll see how it goes.


Roder said...

I hear you about the weekend eating. I really appreciate the structure that my workday gives me. Looks like we both need to figure that out.

Twice the Man said...

To steer clear of weekends ruining my weigh in and to prevent from overeating weekends after good weigh-ins I made my official weigh in day Wednesday, seemed safely away from both ends