And the first six months…
…shall we be honest with each other and review the first half of this year in workouts?
I’ll start. I missed a lot of sessions between December & February. Some of it was work related but I also spent time with family as we laid Dad to rest. I lived on a diet of puff-puff/akara/endless fried meat & lots of things that confused my digestive system for weeks. No regrets 😛. When I travelled, I went with my Karate Gi, Yoga Mat, skipping rope, resistance bands and (silly optimistically) more gym clothes than aso ebi but the only work out I did was walk from one end of the kitchen to the other end of the food station - with occasional stops to sleep or visit the market. One day I clocked 15,000 steps doing just that 😀. I saw very little to nothing of the E-fitness team in that period.
I sort of started going again in February but then Patrick went on his annual leave for a bit and I wasn’t really motivated until @sewizzle_001 (IG) stepped in to put me through my paces. I can’t remember what I did with my March. In April, I worked out three out of the four weeks and tried to do so at least three times a week. May, I had my yellow-orange belt grading so I mostly focused on training for that.
And now, June. I had an incredible week last week, worked out six days in total and loved it. Combination of weight, karate, functional training and dynamic movements. Then I binged on food for five days and have between work, traffic, Uber drivers and my trainer leaving, I haven’t been able to attain even half a second working out.
Does this happen to you too? Great sessions that lead to extended periods out of your gym routine? How do you reclaim your routine when the universe seems bent on keeping you on the couch?