Day 38 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Strength and Recovery Phase, Day 2
I had a second rest day from training today, while continuing with a balanced diet. I was able to do six smaller meals today instead of the five I had yesterday. I’m anxious to see how my body reacts to several days of this, with no cardio and reduced weight training. I’ll know by the weekend if I am doing things right nutrition-wise, when I do my scheduled weigh-in and body composition check.
I am encouraged by all the positive feedback I’m receiving from my fellow Shredders. However, I am encouraged even more by the renewed commitment of a lot of the more “senior” shredders like Mike, Suzette, and Adam. When I start my second cycle of Metabolic Surge, I’ve got a lot of people to emulate. One common thing about these three: they all know that they’ll succeed. That will be the same mindset that I’ll have when I go back to hard shredding.
Things are starting to get tight at work, as there are some deadlines looming. At the same time, there seems to be a bug going around the office, as my primary partner in my project has been down with the flu for the past two days. I myself have had a bit of a cold, but nothing flu-like at the moment. I’m hoping that my improved stamina will help me fight this off. The enforced rest should do me good here.
Tomorrow I’m moving back to my previous apartment. It will not be as difficult to do this time (as I have not unpacked most of my stuff, just pulled out what I need). Tomorrow I also go back to strength training!
As Tom Venuto reminds us, train hard and expect success!