spezzy Posted November 28, 2022 Report Share Posted November 28, 2022 Last challenge I had just started treatment for Lyme disease. I was really excited to get started, and then.... e The coconut hit me in the head. The antibiotics + anti vertigo meds won, and I had to take it MUCH easier than originally planned or thought. I thought I had set up a challenge to help me support healing, but a challenge was more than I could handle - in order to heal I needed to take that time off. The good news is that instead, I focused on two things: Healing (sleep, really, honestly) Focusing on things I could do - general around the house yard work and movement, planning the home gym, getting the equipment ordered (and for some set up), etc. Doc said we're looking at 6ish months for recovery, but it's going to be a slow build back. So while I was hoping I could just kick the lyme into the ocean... it looks like it's gonna be more like a slow roll and wash out to sea. I am feeling a LOT better - just need to be realistic here with what is possible. My goal is to be ready to do an actual lifting program starting in January. This is a very realistic timeline based on my experience with my recovery so far. But In order to do that, I need to focus on getting my dailies (or, pulling from a previous challenge, my garden), in order - and start actually training again, and getting my body ready to handle a heavier program. So it's time to get up put on my war paint (this stuff works like chalk, right? you just lather it on?) and gear up cuz it's go time While this list looks like a lot, outside of the movement goals, it's actually just a slow add on / slight modifications of what I'm doing already. 1) MOVEMENT: I have been able to keep up with walking each morning, and plan to continue to do the same. Row every day (at least 500m) Mobility work 5x/week (5 min minimum) Strength train 3x/week 2) NUTRITION Nutrition hasn't been bad, but I have been eating mostly just intuitively and I'm going to need to start paying more attention as I start to train again to make sure I'm getting enough of the right foods. I think this will be ezpz - and shouldn't be too far off what I'm doing. 4-6 servings of protein every day 4-6 servings of veggies every day 3) LIFE Go outside every afternoon (if the weather is terrible, I can be in the garage) - the simple act of walking outside helps my day so much, so let's make in an actual goal Yoga Nidra at night before bed - I am already taking the time to lay in the dark, I just now need to add the yoga nidra element Check in here at least 4x/week (this forces me to check in on my goals, so it's going to be an actual goal) And that's it! Good luck y'all! 9 Quote Current Challenge - Instagram “There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind.” Link to comment
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