I’ve had a couple of pretty good workouts so far this week, but both workouts have been due to sheer force of will rather than being in “the zone”. I really don’t like it when I can’t find my groove in the gym. I’ve put quite a bit of thought over the years as to why some workouts “flow” better than others, and I’ve never been able to come up with a good answer. There are probably way too many dynamics at play to pin it down. My diet has been great, I’ve been getting plenty of rest, my stress level has not been any higher than normal and my strength is up… still, my workouts this week have felt forced. That’s not to say my training has not been productive, and that’s what really counts! I’ve found that as long as I keep grinding away, suddenly one day everything will click back into place – like someone turned on a switch.
I’ll be taking a week off from work and from updating this site on March 15th. Unlike the time I took off for moving, this will be a REAL vacation. Lisa is also off from work that week, and my mom and her best friend are coming to town to stay with us. It will be very nice to relax and spend time with my family. I’ll not be taking any time off from working out that week, but I will relax my diet somewhat. My mom is too good a cook to pass up any opportunity to enjoy one of her home cooked meals!
I’ve got to go get my cardio in now. Thanks for stopping by!