I feel like I'm probably in the minority here. My biggest challenges are not diet and exercise, but stress and injury.
Chronic tendonitis (initially from guitar) for 6 years and vocal issues for 2+ (as a result of upper body tension), as well as reoccurring shin splints.
I have lofty goals involving sustainability and social health, and I hold myself to an often-impossibly high standard. So I stress out. And it's hard to overcome the chronic tension. Over summer I couldn't talk or hold a knife & fork and was pretty depressed, but I've finally turned a corner and am making good progress. I can do some typing, drive, and cook again!
My challenge is to do less. Less typing, more yoga & stretching, meditation & breathing exercises. More strength training to fix my atrophied muscles.
Today I did shoulders, biceps, and triceps. I normally don't do this much but I'm going to the Cayman islands and wanted to get through my "week" routine. I lift heavy for 4-6 reps since this doesn't aggravate my injury and is helping fix the muscle imbalances I have.
Fitness goals include 100% bodyweight lifts for chest, bi/tricepts, shoulders and 3x bodyweight for legs. I'm a sprinter at heart and have strong legs.
See you in the next edition!
After overcoming chronic tendonitis (6 years) and voice loss (28 months) using the principles of the primal lifestyle, I now share what I've learned - with an emphasis on the psychology of behavior and behavior change, as well as social responsibility and sustainability. I'd be honored if you'd join me on my journey to help create a healthier, happier world!