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Epic Fail

Monday, January 04, 2010

Well, ladies and gents, I have been sick. Last week it was Attack of the Stuffy Nose (I have never used so many kleenexes in my life); this week my throat is quite sore. Both weeks come with a general delirious head. I am 100% fine from the neck down. Unfortunately, I have to bring my head along with me, so needless to say, I haven't been going to the gym.

Which was fine, last week. Eventually I realized this week I could start fresh and not be in a perpetual state of catch-up. Except I'm losing today as a workout day...gah... I do feel reasonably better today, I'm just so tired. Does not working out make you tired? I can't really remember, as I've been lifting weights pretty steadily since May (with a week long break here and there).

For those of you who follow the blog, I have a favour to ask: prod me to get back to the gym? Pretty please? I understand the need to get better, but I don't want this to turn into me falling off the wagon.
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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 1/7/2010 11:14PM

    Okay... as soon as you're well... Get Back to the Gym!

I can't attach the graph from my Fitness Professionals Handbook to this post, but it's VERY dismal. Or, VERY motivating---depending on how you look at it!

It's on the effects of de-training; i.e., stopping training. Your body begins rapidly DROPPING a number of exercise benefits that you previously worked so hard to gain.

The graphs demonstrate how quickly it happens---which is either frightening (so that you DON'T stay away too long), or it's motivating, because you have a built-in REASON to not stay away.

Here's the Spark link on the same topic:
http://www.dailyspark.com
/blog.asp?post=detraining_the_n
eed_to_keep_active_this_holiday
_season

At least Spark writes in plain English! My Fitness Professionals Handbook is written for the upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate student with a general background in anatomy and physiology. I am neither and can barely decipher it myself! But I'm plodding along since this topic fascinates me...

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MR.NET1 1/4/2010 4:02PM

    Continue eating well (force yourself).
Drink plenty of (helpful liquids).
Wash hands (regularly).

(No cardio)...(Do warm up exercise)
(Lift light weights)...(Sleep, sleep, sleep)

You want to lift weights...
Only to maintain what you already have.

*No aspirin, eat soup and call me in 7 days* emoticon

Paul emoticon

Oh!
Make sure you have plenty of tissue...

Double emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 1/4/2010 4:11:57 PM

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