Day 45 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Strength and Recovery Phase, Day 9
Guten Tag, Shredders.
It was another rest day from training for me today. Feeling quite good already, though there are some DOMS from the body parts I pushed hard with the past two days. By tomorrow, I will have completed the Recovery Phase of my first cycle of Metabolic Surge. I’m really eager to start another cycle after that. I won’t be able to start immediately, however.
That’s because on Friday, I’ll be starting my travel back to Manila for a two-week break from the project I’m handling. First, I’m going to Sydney to visit my aunt and cousins there, then on Sunday I proceed to Manila. That means I’ll be starting my second cycle of Metabolic Surge on Monday, the 1st of September instead of Friday. In the meantime, I plan to squeeze in two HIIT sessions, one on Friday morning when I wake up before I leave for the airport, and then another one on Saturday morning.
I am kinda nervous, because nobody offline knows about what I have been doing with regard to my fitness goals for the past 7 weeks! My relatives in Sydney have not seen me since the first week of June. I was doing a project in Sydney then, and I was with them almost every weekend. And on those weekends, I tended to overeat! I will do my best to stick as much as possible to my eating plan (at least the timing, food choice, and meal sizes) while I am there, but as I’ve been sticking to my nutrition plan almost perfectly for the past 9 days, I won’t feel guilty if I have to treat one or two meals as my “reward” meals. I’m not yet sure if I’ll be able to take my daily pics while I’m in Sydney, but I’m should still be able to post as they do have internet access at my relatives’ house.
On Sunday, it’s about an 8-hour flight back to Manila. For the Shredders out there, how do you plan for those long flights?
My family in Manila will see me for the first time in more than two months. It will be another challenge for me to plan my shredding (and meal plan) for the two short weeks that I’m there. I hope it won’t be difficult to convince them that this time, I’m serious about achieving my goals, so that they’ll understand why I’ll be extra dedicated, especially with regard to my nutrition plan. My results so far should convince them of this!
I’ll be keeping my goals in mind all throughout. That should help me overcome any challenges that I’ll be encountering in the next few days.