Only One Body


After a trying week, I’m back again. Sort of.

I’ve been so mentally, psychologically, and physically drained that I really needed to get back into my workouts. I wanted a good distraction to pull myself out of this funk. I haven’t been eating much (or at all) for the past few days, and have lost way too much weight. Ugh. Terrible, I know. It’s not that I’m trying not to eat, but that my body doesn’t want any food. Christmas is around the corner, so hopefully that will help lift my spirits (and appetite!) back up.

I didn’t want to dive back into my 30-Day Challenge right away, mostly because I didn’t think my body could handle it. So I took it easy last night and did some weights and minor cardio (below). I’m still fighting this chest cough, and I’m a tad bit malnourished. Anything too strenuous and demanding would have been difficult, and even dangerous for my body. It’s the only one I’ve got, so I have to take better care of it, non?

So many people spend more time and money taking care of their house or car, and neglect the most important thing – their own body. We put a lot of effort in maintaining our properties – oil changes, cleaning out rain gutters, paint touch-ups, replacing parts, etc. We are so painstakingly thorough and meticulous with taking care of them because of their value. But the reality is that these things can all be replaced.

What about our own body?

We eat fries, ice cream, burgers, pizza and other greasy foods. It’s like putting the wrong gas in your car – it doesn’t drive as smooth, there’s less miles per gallon, and the overall performance drops. We sometimes workout just to fit into that dress, or we don’t work out because we have the “I naturally look like this” body. But losing weight and looking/feeling good is just a natural byproduct of working out – what you’re really trying to do is make your body stronger. Preventative maintenance.

To put it in perspective, money can be spent on your health in the form of personal trainers and gym memberships; or on things like cardiologists, ophthalmologists, rheumatologists, etc. Same goes for time. You can either go workout, or to the doctor’s office. Either way you are spending money and time – but are you doing it proactively or reactively? It’s all up to you.

Our body is worth so much more. Take better care of it.

Yesterday’s Workout:

Timer is set to 10 seconds rest & 50 seconds work for 12 rounds

  1. Push-Up + Clean & Press [using Barbell]
  2. Standing Fly’s [using Hand Weights]
  3. Squat & Press [using Barbell]
  4. Mountain Climbers
  5. Tuck Abs
  6. Push Up & Plank Row (Alternate L&R Arm) [using Hand Weights]
  7. Figure 8′s [using Medicine Ball]
  8. Mountain Climbers
  9. Lunge & Twist (Alternate L&R) [using Medicine Ball]
  10. Dive Bombers
  11. Left Woodchop [using Medicine Ball]
  12. Right Woodchop [using Medicine Ball]

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