I made it through a full day of work yesterday and actually made great strides in progress. As I wasn’t feeling at all well I let my supervisor know that rather than taking a sick day I have decided to simply work through the day at a slower pace and if I reach a point where I feel I am really suffering I will go home. That point never came and with slowing down my work pace I was actually able to find more progress. Go figure. Today I will do the same as I woke up once again with this sore throat and lack of energy. I know that taking a day off of work would be beneficial but as I am trying to keep up with the demand at work it seems that taking off just one day sets me back so far that it literally takes days to catch up. Last Thursday I had a training day and I am still trying to catch up from that.
As I walked out into the garage this morning I looked at my Bowflex machine like a good friend that must go away for a short time. I also looked at the daily workout schedule I keep in my notebook and realized that I will have to mark down special notes like, “Sick”. I will also have to wait until I once again feel 100% before I can resume this workout plan.
This is one of the major reason’s why long term goals simply don’t work. I set up this plan to attack Type II Diabetes through resistance training for 1 whole year or 365 days. I am at day 72 and if I think about where I can be at day 365 it might drive me mad. It is for this reason I take it just 1 week at a time. By simply focusing on just 7 days at hand rather than the whole year I am able to make more sense of where I am and where I am going. Certainly getting sick doesn’t fit well into this schedule, but getting sick happens. Expecting the unexpected is something that none of us actually do. Well, I hope not. But like the famous bumper sticker states, “Shit Happens”.
Sometimes life gets in the way of our dreams and plans and the true test is whether or not we have what it takes to get past these times and pick up where we left off. Those who know that getting past these things can be difficult at times but they also know and understand that with time and healing we will get past them. The hard part comes when we must make that decision to resume our goals where we left off and continue to push forward. I will get past this little hiccup I face and will continue on this path that I started going down. I will keep my focus strong on the tasks at hand each day of building muscle, practicing a healthy diet and monitoring daily numbers. But right now I will keep my focus on healing and allowing my body to return to a healthy form. You can take the player out of the game, but you can never take the game out of the player. I shall return!
Blood Sugar- 112, Body Weight- 189.6