-Stic Man, Back on my regimen
I’ve been truly blessed these past few years. First things first, a MONSTER thank-you to my super wife Lisa (of the incredible Happy Fit) for the non-stop, 24-7 support the whole way. You’re my Mickey(from a motivational standpoint of course, you’re way better looking).
I’ve travelled the world, met new friends and challenged myself both personally and professionally. I happily skipped into uncomfortable and sometimes hostile territory and set up camp for almost 2 years. It was wonderful, painful and rewarding all at the same time.
My journey has led me all the way back to where I started. I’m back on the East Coast and have spent the past 6-7 months simply catching my breath from it all. In the face of constant change and challenge it becomes easy to fall back into survival (and maybe not ideal) habits. Without fail, the first things to suffer tend to be sleep, focus, nutrition and exercise.
While it hasn’t been a complete write-off, there’s certainly lots of room for improvement. I’m a bit achier, a bit tighter and a bit slower than I’d like. The good news is, I’m back in an environment I’ve had success in before. Familiar routine, familiar faces and an even stronger support system than I had the first time.
I’ve started to ease back into a steady training routine and am feeling better by the day. It’s always funny how well a body responds to positive change. Months of bad sleep, travel, too much sitting and poor food choices all seem to start drifting away after only a few short weeks of working out, drinking more water and cooking all of your meals at home. The reset button isn’t all that hard to find.
As an added level of accountability I’ve enlisted the services of a coach (online) to assist me in building back up my strength and conditioning. We worked together to outline my goals, current levels and the equipment I have access to and built a custom program tailored to me. In the past I’ve responded really positively to this sort of set-up and know that my compliance shoots up a million percent when I have to check in with someone daily.
I look forward to sharing my new adventures with all you fine folks. So….here we go again.