This morning I got up my usual time, got dressed and headed for the gym. I wasn't feeling 100%, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I walked up to the squat rack and proceeded to warm up with the empty bar. I then added 50 pounds and did another warm up. I put on another 40 pounds and did another warm up. I worked my way up to 275 pounds and decided to go for a working set. I lifted the weight off the rack and knew I was going to have trouble. My energy level was just way too low. I managed 4 reps and put the weight back. I was shaking and my temperature had risen quite a bit.
I left the gym feeling defeated. I waited until 8 a.m. and called my doctor. He had me come right in. The bad news…no lifting until next Monday per the doctor's orders. He says I have a pretty bad viral infection and lifting is making it worse. I'm going to listen to the doctor. This means I'm dropping 3 of my accountability checkpoints for the week as a planned “Not Counted” because of the doctor's orders.
|Week Begins 3/30/2008|
|M1 *||5:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||3:30 a.m.||5:30 a.m.|
|M2 *||8:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||6:30 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|M3 *||11:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|M4 *||2:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||2:30 p.m.|
|M5 *||5:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|M6 *||7:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
|Water *||240 oz||240 oz|
|Post-workout nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-sleep nutrition *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cals within 5% (+/-) *||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mission 2 Total Complete||829||844||844||844||844||844||844|
|Mission 2 Total Possible||855||870||870||870||870||870||870|
|* = Counts towards total|
|Mission 2: Day 58 of 100|
|Meal/Training Plan: Real-time accountability|
|Day 58: March 31, 2008|
|3:30 a.m.||Meal 1: Protein shake with oatmeal, banana and yogurt|
|3:30 a.m.||Supplements: Animal Pak, Glucosamine Chondroiten, calcium, chromium, glutamine, BCAAs|
|4:00 a.m.||Workout: Attempted but aborted after 1 set|
|5:00 a.m.||Supplements: Protein shake, BCAAs, glutamine|
|6:30 a.m.||Meal 2: Protein shake with banana and oatmeal, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|9:30 a.m.||Meal 3: Chicken breast with oatmeal, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|12:30 p.m.||Meal 4: Chicken breast, brown rice, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|3:30 p.m.||Meal 5: Chicken breast, large salad and 3 glasses of water|
|6:30 p.m.||Meal 6: Chicken breast, large salad, 3 glasses of water|
|8:30 p.m.||Supplements: Casein protein shake, glutamine, calcium and 3 glasses of water|
No workouts until next Monday — doctor's orders.
Thought for the Day:
When you don't listen to your body, you have to listen to your doctor.
Until tomorrow…GET BACK TO LIFTING!