I had an extremely crappy week. Below is a repost I wrote in a support group of friends.
“I got tired of having these old Army shorts and using regular tshirts to workout in. The shorts were a bit too small (read: nuthuggers) when they used to be regular shorts (you know, back when I was 200 pounds lol). And I’ve ruined a bunch of tshirts bc I’ve worked out in them.
I bought 8 pairs of bcg mesh shorts (3XL) and 5 bcg moisture wicking shirts (XL) that I love to workout in b/c they’re comfortable. So, for the first time since Iraq I have dedicated workout clothes that fit correctly and I spent 78 bucks (that I barely had).
In other news, this week has sucked ass. I have managed to get one workout in and that was Monday morning. Monday afternoon I took a half day and drove Lucas to the other side of Tulsa for a BMX racing camp and drove back. Tuesday, I started a new project and was so exhausted I didn’t even attempt a workout then went to BMX racing that night. Yesterday, I didn’t get in my bike ride. I had changed into workout clothes and was adjusting my skates when I got a call that my dad broke his leg at the nursing home so I changed and rode down there another half day gone. I’ve not eaten how I wanted. I’ve not worked out the way I’ve wanted. This week has sucked. I’m getting ready to bake my skates (actually using a hair dryer) to make them fit a bit better. Then, I’m going downstairs for my scheduled workout.
This week, I’ve learned that I need to get all of my meals ready for the day either that day or the day before and make sure they’re available so if I need to run off then I can still take them with me – they’re pretty easy to do and don’t need to be refrigerated so I have no excuses. I also need to make sure that if I can’t do my workout as planned that I have a backup plan for a workout. For example, when Lucas was at the BMX camp on Monday I could’ve strung my TRX up to my car or something.
over the last 5 weeks, I have noticed that even riding the bike 30 minutes a day 5x a week has improved my brain function (not concentration, yet) – so my brain is more active than it was – not remembering more, nor concentration/focusing more, but very active.”