28/11/14 – Man flu!
So today is an off-day for me. Usually I only take rest days as and when I need them, but unfortunately I have been side lined by the most degenerative of diseases – man flu! Now, before I hear the ladies amongst you scoffing, be warned, I am feeling like a fragile delicate flower, but I will still eat you.
Anyway, sitting here at this laptop I find myself thinking about the act of self improvement and success. Is it a journey based in mile stones, or in tiny yard markers? I am personally of the belief that it is a series of small choices that lead us towards not just self improvement, but ultimately towards success in both the realms of physical development, but also regarding professional and personal development.
So, while I may be feeling grim, I still recognise that a common every downfall is an opportunity for redemption so I have taken a look at my food diary for the last few months and wouldn’t you know it, I have been somewhat lax in the old Vitamin C department, and if I am honest in a number of other nutrient departments as well. I will be adding more anti oxidants into my diet in the form of more fruits – primarily berries and some citrus fruits such as lemons and limes. Of course I could just nip down to Boots and buy as many multivitamins as I can get my hands on, but the truth is that your diet should be all the medicine that you might ever need, so make sure that you take the time to really evaluate the food that you put into your body. After all, it may be one thing that could make all the difference to not just your health but your performance
With that being said, even though I cannot train today, I am not going to let today go to waste. The the most commonly wasted commodity is time, and as such I plan to make the most of what time I do have today to make sure I do at least one thing to make myself a better person. To that end my day has consisted of mobility work, writing and learning. Amongst the writing that I have done today, I have also made good progress with my nutritional therapy course, which will take me one step closer to providing you the best nutritional guidance that I possibly can.
Here is a look a the mobility that I have done today –
- Foam Roller
– X 20 rolls: Thoracic Spine
– X 20 rolls: Lumbar Spine
– X 20 rolls: Sacral Spine
– X 20 rolls: Left Glute and Piriformis
– X 20 rolls: Right Glute and Piriformis
– X 20 rolls: Left Hip Flexor and Adductors
– X 20 rolls: Right Hip Flexor and Adductors
- Stretching Sequence
Now, it may sound like a lot of work, but really all in all it took only 20 minutes out of my day, and if you say you don’t have 20 minutes in your day to commit to making yourself just that little bit better, your full of shit. Brutal, but we all know its true. It’s about the time that you realise it too. Like I said, its the little things that make the difference.
“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” – Larry Bird
So remember, do what you can do tomorrow today, and above all else, commit to making the most of the time that you have by filling it will all those ‘little things’ you might have left undone.
See you all tomorrow!