Day 24: 100 Days Without Sweets (Finally a descent workout!)
The timing of this 100 day challenge happened to coincide nicely with a minor back strain I have.
Since straining my back nearly 4 weeks ago I’ve only been able to workout twice – quite sad, especially for a fitness professional. However, I knew I didn’t want to mess up my back even more, so I’ve been taking it easy.
After about two weeks I tried to workout and was in too much pain to continue, so I eased up.
Three days ago I attempted to lift again and only ended up doing some arm exercises and walking the stairs in my house a few times.
Yesterday, finally, I was able to complete a halfway descent workout. Celebration!
Not nearly the intensity with which I was able to go before injuring my back, but I at least could do something (Which was some walking, biking, and some upper body strength training).
Without being able to workout much the last few weeks nutrition has become even more important. Here’s how it went yesterday:
- 7:30 a.m. 3 Eggs, 1 Cup Oats, Almonds, Whey Protein Powder, Blueberries, Banana
- 12:15 p.m. Chicken, Broccoli, Red Onions, Olive Oil
- 3:30 p.m. 2 Breakfast Sandwiches (English Muffin, Egg, Canadian Bacon, Cheddar Cheese)
- 7:45 a.m. Chicken Breast, Cereal, Peanut Butter Roll Up
Of course I have improvements to make in my diet, but the fact that I can workout again is very encouraging.
Today is another day to improve and work on doing just that.