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Sick Call

Posted in Rest and Recovery by Mike on August 10, 2007

I took yesterday off from work and I have this rule, if you don’t go to work (or school) you don’t get to train. So, I followed my rule. Honestly, I was itching all day to get a workout in. Being at home for the day, I kept walking past the 32K kettlebell, I swear it was taunting me. “Can you do 100 cleans with me?” It would call out. I couldn’t answer, but I will, hopefully this weekend.

I took the day off due to a summer cold that had shown up on Monday witha vengance. It hasn’t been too bad as far as colds go, obviously, I have done some training with it. Fighting infections though can wear a person out. So I mostly took a day to sleep in, take a nap, get some rest. That kind of stuff. I didn’t particularly over eat or anything so it shouldn’t hurt my results this week too much. However, this is two weeks in a row with only two rowing sessions. Next week I’ll try to get back to three

I found myself thinking a fair bit about my diet stuff. I was thinking about how much I get away with, as far as indiscretions, and still lose weight. I was thinking about what that means in terms of: how much I could lose with some real hard discipline and what that signifies that my final weight should be. I still don’t know the answer to that and assume I only will when I see how my body reacts as I lose. I’ve lost a good solid 20 lbs so far. Another 20 seemse very reasonable. Do I have another 20 in me after that?

5 Responses to 'Sick Call'

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  1. Chris Rice said,

    Do I have another 20 in me after that? Yep – stick to the Comcept II and it will happen!

  2. Scott Styles said,

    My experience has been trying to lose weight with hard discipline leads to burn out and rebound. I think you are on the right approach.

    Other than a cursory guess at the lightest you could weigh at your strength levels, I wouldn’t give too much thought to anything other than the next 10-15lbs. You already look significantly leaner now than you were previously. Progress is all that counts.

  3. Mike said,

    I have to agree with both of you, whole heartedly. I think about it but I’m trying to not build in unreasonable expectations or limitations.

  4. Chris Rice said,

    My experience (obviously through other people) is that weight loss is seldom a linear process, having lot’s of ups and downs along the way. As long as the general trend keeps going downwards, I wouldn’t let the speed bumps in the middle slow down the journey.

  5. Mike said,

    It may not always seem like it but currently, I’m actually just enjoying the ride.


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