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Hello dear readers

Busy. That’s the word for our life lately: busy. We’ve spent the last few weeks moving house which I’m sure you can understand is a nightmare. Now, however, things are finally settling down and I’m looking again at my weights…

The preparations for the move started weeks ago with spending any free time arranging and boxing things up, before move day itself. Then of course theres the first chaotic chunk of time in the new house where your whole entire world is presented as a state of pandemonium; the overwhelming sight of boxes upon boxes demanding to be sorted. It’s a time where stress levels soar, and I’ve been fortunate that this added stress hasn’t affected my health. I’ve been shattered of course; however my stomach has behaved itself. Things in the house are settling and getting organised. With the pressure easing, I’m able to start focussing on other plans. One of said plans is an activity I’ve been banging on for some time now: weightlifting.

Up until when were getting into the full swing of packing, I was pumping iron 2 or 3 times a week, enjoying gains and building on each session. I have a little black book where I recorded what I was lifting; my memory is terrible so without this book I would have no idea what I had already achieved, and what I needed to lift to improve.

As my weights lived in a storage box in our old garden, they were one of the last things to make it to the new place. While I was moving and rearranging them, I tried to remember how many weeks it had been since I had managed to lift them, guessing its been around a month. A shocking realisation. It’s time to put that right.

This week is going to be a light session. Just a few dumb bell exercises, some kettle bell, and maybe some body weight stuff to ease back into lifting. That and we still have things to sort so time is still at a bit of a premium. But its small steps to a bigger goal. I have set smaller goals which I’ve met and passed, now I have set my sights a lot higher for what I want to achieve. In order to not jinx myself I will keep these plans quiet for the time being. Right now I’m happy to be getting back into training.

Thanks for reading

KBO

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About tomcoppin

Hello! I'm Tom, and I write on two pages here on wordpress. My first is TomsCrohnsDiary where I share my experience of living life with a condition called Crohn's Disease. I started this page to raise awareness of Crohn's, as well as helping out people who have been diagnosed. My more recent page is all about self sufficiency, sharing ideas that I pick up with my fiancee Sarah. If you have any questions then feel free to message or comment and I will answer! Have a great day people. KBO
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