An Update!

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” 
― Kahlil Gibran

First:

A big shout out to some amazing people in my life. Two awesome friends, a.k.a The Best Family, came by yesterday and helped me with some grocery shopping. But there is more, they cooked my food for the week AND did my laundry. Truly amazing and kind people. They did all that because I merely mentioned how much I wanted to get back on my diet, yet it was hard to cook while on crutches. 

You guys are awesome and I am forever in your debt. 

Today, I was able to go to the gym and had an awesome Chest and Biceps workout. I tweaked it a bit to suite my current state. Here is what I did:

I usually superset all my exercises to save on time. This is still a major factor now since everything takes twice as long. But I also wanted to be able to do less exercises (sadly) but have a big impact. I decided to stick with free weights, even though it proved challenging to move the weights back and forth between the racks and the bench. I did a massive superset:

Superset 1:

  • Flat Dumbbell Bench Press:
    • 30Lbs x 20 reps 
    • 20Lbs x 20 reps
    • 15Lbs x 20 reps
    • (each of the above followed by 10-15 reps of Flys without a break)
  • Seated Dumbbell Biceps Curl:
    • 30Lbs x 15 reps
    • 20Lbs x 15 reps
    • 15Lbs x 15 reps

The above was repeated for 3 sets. 

Superset 2:

  • Incline Dumbbell Bench Press:
    • 30Lbs x 20 reps 
    • 20Lbs x 20 reps
    • 15Lbs x 20 reps
    • (each of the above followed by 10-15 reps of Flys without a break)
  • Preacher Biceps Dumbbell Curl:
    • 30Lbs x 15 reps
    • 20Lbs x 15 reps
    • 15Lbs x 15 reps

Also repeated for 3 sets. 

By the time I was done, my pecs and biceps were toast… in a good way 🙂

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 17th, I go back to the doctor’s to take the cast off and replace it with the surgical boot. I have mixed feelings about this. 

I kinda hate the boot since it is pretty darn heavy to hop around on crutches. But on the bright side, it means that the end of this is nigh. Woohoo.

And with that, I’ll leave you with pictures of my cast post decorations courtesy of my friends and co-workers.

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I broke my foot… and I am grateful!

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You read that right!

I am absolutely grateful that I broke my foot. Why?

  1. As per the doctor, my foot has been fractured for 2+ weeks before the actual break, somehow I managed to endure the “discomfort”. If it hadn’t broken, I would’ve probably trucked on and it would’ve gotten a lot worse and the recovery process would have been brutal!
  2. Today marks 2 full weeks without smoking a cigarette! That by itself is a huge win in my book. I’ve battled smoking for a long time. People were always surprised at the fact that I smoked and was still able to work out and bike. I ran out of cigarettes the night before the surgery and stayed away every since. I’ve stuck with my eCig and it’s been working out great. I don’t even have any sort of cravings to smoke a regular cigarette.
  3. Work wise, I am finally getting the extra time to work on a project that I’ve been itching to work on for a while. I am learning a lot and having a lot of fun with it! 
  4. Not that I didn’t know that I have a few amazing people in my life. But this situation made me appreciate them that much more. Seriously, to every single one of those who took the time out of your busy lives to ask about me, come and help me with one thing or another and just in general being so kind to me THANK YOU. 

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” 
― Winston Churchill

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