What to discuss. My absence is a given. In life, we need a break sometimes…from writing, from fitness classes, from friends. What I found out is this: You must return from your break at some point. Face the reality of why you are breaking, and what it is you truly need.
The problem is this. Not everyone will understand. Some people might get hurt… especially if your break is too long. Here’s the other thing. The longer you are away, the harder it is to come back. You don’t want to miss important events, etc. No matter what. You can’t be selfish. You must be there for important events in peoples lives. That means birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, etc.
So that being said, I’m back. In full force, ready to go rogue and fighting every step of the way.
I’ve revamped the work out. Sometimes we get in a rut, doing the same thing day in and day out. Sometimes progress seems slow because we can’t see it instantly.
To fight boredom, I am revamping my workout every 6 weeks now. My workout has no limits. On my break, I discovered that I had to completely change my routine due to my injury. I had to be creative, finding ways to make it challenging enough without getting hurt again.
I’ve been working out since I’ve been 18 and boredom is a big thing for me. I’ve evolved tremendously, experimenting with so many types of workouts and what the results could be. I know my body’s strengths and limitations.
You have to look for a workout that comes close to what your needs are. I have a series of workouts I follow from John Romaniello that I’ve been working on for a good year. Now, I’ve completely revamped it, changed it to challenge me in different ways. His workout plan by far the best workout plan I’ve encountered. It’s challenging, exciting and I use it again and again. Here’s what you do.
1. Find a workout plan that comes close to your level of fitness.
2. Adjust it to make it harder or easier (or if you are injured)
3. Be limitless in your pursuit of fitness: Only you know what would challenge you.
4. Rest accordingly. Over training can put your body to a complete hault so I take this very seriously. If you can’t workout one day. Don’t fret. This is your rest day.
5. Be consistent. You can’t get anywhere if you are only working out once a week. Commit to at least 3 days a week.
6. Stop following the rules. You have to experiment to discover what your body can do.
7. Feed your muscle. Make sure you are getting enough protein. Look at your macros. Don’t starve.
8. Cheat once a week. It’s not do or die. Cheating will keep yourself sane.
9. Stop hating yourself. Self-defeat is one of the biggest barriers of success. Just keep going. You may not see results, but other people do… and they will tell you.
10. Remember: Life is a journey. Make friends, be open, be non-critical and stop the comparisons.
That’s it. Peace always.
My revamped workout:
Interval Sprints and Running, 3 miles 3x a week
Hill Sprints 1x/Week
HIIT training 1x/ Week ( box jumps, squats, etc.)
Weight training, Dynamic, Pyramids, etc. ( changing every 6 weeks)
Mixed with Boxing classes, gravity classes etc. to break things up.