Sunday, June 24, 2007

Recovery Session

Last night I set aside 45 minutes to stretch and do soft tissue work.  Between that and the workout earlier in the day, I had the best night's sleep I've gotten all week.  My entire body was tight.  My bad shoulder and foot were both beginning to feel the effects of being neglected.  I need to make time for stretching like this, regardless of what else is going on.  It is one of the two keys to my success outside of the gym.  The other is sleep, which stretching also seems to facilitate.

Progress this week was nonexistent.  Bodyweight is about half a pound up from last week.  I've been eating more take out and convenience foods due to the time constraints I am under.  Normally I can get away with that and still progress, but the daily walks have been knocked out of my schedule.

I think I'm going to set 8pm as a hard cutoff for leaving work each day.  I need to be in bed by 10 if I'm going to get up and hit a morning workout.  Accounting for the walk home, making dinner, and settling down for bed, 2 hours is about right.  When I go home at 9:30 or 10, my shot at the morning workout is already gone.

More stretching today.  I also want to either juggle the 16k kettlebell or go for a walk.