Fitness Diary #3 Left-handed Triumph

I am currently on my #Unrelenting100 day journey back to a healthy, fit and happy lifestyle that started on July 31st 2017 and will be complete by November 7th 2017. My goal is to open up about my challenges (chronic illness, weight gain etc.) and hopefully inspire you to climb your own summits. I’m committed to this, grateful for you, and support and cheer you to champion across your own journey, as well as mine. From the Ground Up. Find Daily Updates on My Instagram: Nervebullet

Weekly Fitness Diary (Posted Every Sunday) Day 29-35

The shoulder pain did not let up. While warming up on the treadmill I decided to update my Instagram feed, being caught by juxtaposing emotions, the feeling of being pumped to train and frustrated by inability to let loose on the weights .Having a month under my belt surged me with a hybrid of confidence and adrenaline, yet I felt captive to my pain. I didn’t want to exasperate my injury, however I needed to get back to my routine. What am I able to do to appease this rightful balance?

Not wanting to lose momentum, I decided to do lifts that only require my left hand. For two days I carefully adjusted my muscle group workouts to accommodate this. Leaver Machines, Chest Flys, Tricep pulldowns, and the like were all done with my left side only. I know what you must be thinking. Muscle imbalance and what not right? Yes I agree, but a handful of exercises are not going to suddenly morph me into loop-sided deformity. I regained my sanity during those workouts and continued unleashing Cardio and Leg day sessions for the remainder of the week.

During this time, I did get my shoulder checked again, and will be taking my training towards a new direction, by working on my biomechanics to try and change the way my body works and attempt to take the load off my problem areas and balance my muscles out.

A lot of research, and a lot of sacrifice is going to be taking place. This needs to be a very calculated and dedicated move.

I don’t want to reveal all my cards just yet, but outside the gym, carb cycling has been amazing so far. After some adjustments here is how my upcoming week of carb cycling will look like.

Sunday – Low Carb Day

Monday – High Carb Day

Tuesday – Low Carb Day

Wednesday – Low Carb Day

Thursday – Low Carb Day

Friday – Medium Carb Day

Saturday – Low Carb Day

I will be carrying this out for at least the next two months, and get more aggressive with the carb cutting as my weight drops. Wish me luck!

As promised, this is a transparent display of my mental and physical state. I will openly discuss what worked and didn’t work for me. My hope is for you to use my experience as a springboard to experiment and adjust towards what will work for you (hey it might not even be fitness related). Fitness, Nutrition and Life is never one size fits all. Apply, Adapt and Attain.

Until Next Week…
From The Ground Up,
Thank YOU for reading this. I understand your time is precious and I respect that. I am grateful that you have taken the time to read my work. Please do reach out to me and engage in my content (leave a comment below, on any of my social media feeds or email). Let me cheer you on your personal journey. Let me know what content you would like to see from me. With Love.

Nervebullet is….

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