We are still in March, but 2015 is already proving to be an intensive year for me. In about 2 weeks, I will be resetting. That is how I see my incoming surgery. I will have all the time in the world to sit back, rest, assess and recover. Since there is not much I can plan, I have to admit that I feel scared at times. I am so accustomed to have my schedule full for months (not so much in terms of appointments, but things that I want to accomplish) that I cannot even imagine when it was the last time that I was so empty handed.
To avoid dwelling too much in dark thoughts, I am keeping myself busy for as long as I can. At work it is not a problem. If I do not plan my visits to the restroom or meal breaks, the day would pass with the blink of an eye. The issue is when I am not at the office. What to do to be able to fall asleep at night?
Well, the solution I found was getting back to training twice a day: in the morning before work, and after it. The plan is very simple.
In the morning, I do some light cardio, train technique, do LOTS of stretching and eventually try the WOD from crossfit.com. Here is an example of such a workout:
For me, the most important is working on my body without stressing it out. I am eating to compensate the extra activity, but still there is so much our metabolism can deal with. Just going crazy to prove myself is totally out of question. If I cannot enjoy it, I better stay in my warm bed.
In the evening I do CrossFit. So it is in the hands of the Coach. It might happen that my morning workout matches the WOD. It is a bummer because my muscles are already tired when I get to the box. However, it is still worth the extra session.
So my day looks like this:
- 6 AM: Wake up
- 6:15 AM: Breakfast
- 6:45 AM: Leave to work
- 7:10 AM:Train at the office’s gym
- 9AM-6PM: Work
- 12:15PM: If weather permits, walk a mile
- 7PM: CrossFit
- 8:40PM: Get home
- 9PM: Have dinner
- 9:30PM: Check emails and social media
- 10PM: Watch some TV
- 11PM: Go to bed
I know it is packed, but it does give me a sense of accomplishment. I would probably be going nuts if I had time to spare in my hands right now.
On Fridays, I do not workout in the evening and if I wake up feeling unwell, I do not force myself out of bed (if we are sincere with ourselves, we know the difference between being lazy and needing some extra rest). It might seem too much, but it is much less than what I used to in my time of Bikini competition.
How do your days look like? How many times per week do you train? What does a typical training session looks like to you?
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