In the past week or two, I have felt a bit sluggish. I really could not pinpoint the main reasons why I was feeling as tired as I was, but I am sure that it was a combination of diet and rest. I still do not drink carbonated beverages and have not since Christmas of 1999, so water is my main beverage of choice yet I am sure that I have not been drinking enough throughout the day. Also, there are nights when my schedule just did not allow me to sleep long enough, so I am sure that it caught up with me. I guess you could consider this to be a challenging time of sorts for me, but I would not let it bring me down. Instead, I remembered what my main short- and long-term goals were, and made a plan according to them.
While unusual for me, I ended up taking a few days off here and there from the gym to ensure that my body was fully rested. I decided to take 10 days off of pre-workout supplements. I even shifted my workout routines towards high repetition, low-weight exercises, and I shortened the time I stayed in the gym. Thus far, I am feeling a little bit better, but I know that I need to also step up my cardio. So, I plan to add more cardio back into the mix in the next few days, and I will transition back to Cellucor M5 Extreme 2-in-1 from [Cellucor] C4 Extreme for my preworkout once I get back to my next chest day (in two more days).
I wanted to share my odd [ongoing] experience with you to say this. We all must hang tough. Challenges will come our way, so we have to continue to focus on the goals that we have made for ourselves and ensure that we are doing the right things to reach them. Are you staying on track with your workout plan and/or diet? Are you sleeping enough at night? Are you drinking enough water? Are you staying positive no matter what life throws at us, good or bad?