What a challenging week this has been! My spousal unit has been battling kidney stones for the past 4 weeks. Two trips to the ER and still no stone passage. Talk about upsetting the whole apple cart and my training routine! Long sleepless nights will do that.
Dealing with someone in serious pain can wreak havoc on a positive attitude. Out of respect and concern for my spousal unit I found myself keeping extremely quiet in an effort to prevent from disturbing him. The quieter he got the quieter I stayed.
I didn’t realize until just this morning that the effort has begun to take a toll on my mindset. Normally I am a very positive person but the missed workouts, sporadic meals, trips to the ER and trips to the drugstore along with the medicine bottles and paraphernalia sitting in the bathroom, I realize even more how very precious a fit mind and fit body truly are. I recognize even more how important it is to eat and drink the right things to properly nourish our bodies.
I’m resolved to make-up my missed workouts over the weekend and I actually look forward to spending some time in garage gym 107. It’s got great MOJO. It’s got a great way of breaking me down with a barbell and kettlebells and a pull-up bar, yet builds me up and makes me stronger.
This weekend I’m going to add something new. I’m going to make some homemade Bulgarian Sandbags. They look like just the ticket to mix things up a bit and will give me an outdoor project.
The interesting thing will be varying the material used to fill the bags so that I can make them full, but different weights. I’ll report back and let you know how this project ends up.
If you are heading in to the weekend and feeling sad or down and out, get outside and move. Whatever it takes to get some fresh air and renew your spirit!