March 18, 2011
I was so proud that I hadn't missed a single day updating my journal! Even throughout my travels I still updated my journal daily, without exception. Even when I was in the Caribbean away from the internet I wrote in a word processing file and later updated my journal. Now, 13 days after my last entry I even thought of recalling each of the past 13 years to stay consistent and update my journal for all those days....but then I realized that would be rather silly and not a good use of time.
There is no doubt about it, I love consistency, but I am also short on time and always on the go. Let's just say that over the past 2 weeks, I missed workouts for the first time in 7 months. That isn't what kept me away from journaling, in fact, I only missed a few workouts period, but with the long days and nights, and burning out and feeling run down, I just didn't get around to keeping things up to date.
After 7 months without a missed scheduled workout, I missed 3 or 4 over the past 2-3 weeks and even decided to take some rest time away from the gym. It's still pretty amazing for me to look back over a 7-month period and realize that with all the travel, the changing of the seasons, fighting off colds, headaches and fatigue, I never missed a scheduled workout. That was pretty hardcore and I'm super proud of that!
But after the little sleep I had during that entire week on the cruise ship, I missed some workouts in Florida and began to feel pretty run down. There was no opportunity to recover, as I jumped right into 12-15 hour days at a major trade show with the entire Vega corporate team. I still worked out 4 of 5 days but did so on fumes.
Still feeling run down I came to Santa Monica, CA to my old apartment I lived in last year. My roommate had a place for me to stay while I'm in town. I took a day off, then hit the gym the following day.
Before that workout I decided that I was going to take a whole week off from the gym to recover. But after a beach photo shoot with a Hollywood Actress I felt a little wimpy and hit the gym 2 nights ago.
I had completed the chest workout but wanted to do one final set of dips....so I did, and that is when something in my chest popped. At first it was pretty scary, it hurt to breathe deeply, to use the left side of my upper body, etc. But now two days later, I don't really even notice it. I'm still taking a full week or longer away from the gym.
I still only missed 3 or 4 workouts over nearly 8 months, but right now with my crazy schedule, it's time for a rest, even if just for 7-10 days to then come back better and stronger and well rested.
I had an amazing time on the vegan-themed cruise, as I wrote a bit about. I'm having an amazing time here in LA! I've been hanging out with a Hollywood Actress a little bit and she is super sweet. Lots of pics of us are on Facebook.
Here are a few of them:
I'm still out here in LA, still having an amazing time and will be hanging out with my buddy Brendan Brazier tomorrow.
Speaking of Brendan, pre-order his new book!http://www.amazon.ca/Whole-Foods-Thrive ... pd_sim_b_7
Sorry I missed 2 weeks of updates. I can sum it up in a post over the next couple of days....but the basic jist was getting off the cruise ship, spending a couple of days in South Florida, flying to LA, spending a week in Anaheim at a major Trade Show, and now in Santa Monica doing photo shoots and making amazing connections....and hanging out with a super hottie who is super sweet too!
Going to bed early. Resting my injured chest, injured abdominal muscles and recovering from short sleep I've had for weeks.