Stress: Physical, mental or emotional strain.
Yup. That's about right and I've dealt with all three in the past week alone - and on more than one front.
I won't bore you with all of the details, but let's just say that the emotional roller coaster of life has been kicking my ass lately. I can't sleep. I can't eat. I'm f-ing tired and completely drained - and there's no end in sight.
On the bright side, I've lost another pound, but can still lift more than ever. I'm weighing in at a whopping 116 lbs now and, last night, I deadlifted 145 x5 and could have easily done twice that many. For chins I did BW +15lbs x 4, +10 lbs x5, +5 lbs x 5 and BW x 8...then did another 8 after my abs.
On top of that, I'm struggling to stave off a cold. It started a few days ago, but it hasn't totally reared its ugly head yet. Last night I had that drippy nose and teary eyes thing that keeps you up. I firmly believe that it's my diet and fasting that's keeping me from getting sicker. The only reason I have any symptoms is because of the stress and ensuing lack of sleep. I'm wound so tight right now I feel like I'm going to snap.
So, what to do? Keep on keeping on, I guess. Work has been great - very busy, but that's a good thing most of the time. I'm heading to Wichita next week and looking forward to meeting a ton of people I work with but whom I have never met in person. Unfortunately I'll be looking at 12+ hour days, so I don't see myself catching up on my rest.
Finding the motivation to workout has been tough since I'm dragging ass, but it did feel good to get back at it yesterday. Tomorrow is chest day. Let's see if I can break the 100-lb mark!