"Rest" Month Recap

Published 09/26/2010

It’s true folks – I haven’t had a formal workout in a month!  Thanks to IF, eating well (most of the time) and staying active in other ways, I’ve been able to avoid the expected fat gain and muscular atrophy.  I believe that although I’m sure I’ve lost some strength and endurance, I’ll come back stronger and fitter than ever after I get back in the “routine”.  I have nothing to back up this claim but since fitness or weight loss or basically anything in life does not change linearly, I’m thinking a little dip in my fitness level will allow me to raise the ceiling in the future.  It’s not like I’ve been sitting on my ass all day either.  In fact, one of my new jobs has helped increase my grip strength which has always been a weakness for me.  Here are some of the other highlights:

Roofing – enough said

General labor/carpentry 40 hrs per week

Hiking – Mt Washington and Mt Mousilauke with LL

White water rafting on the Kennebeck River

Personal Training Sessions

While there’s definitely been a break from a formal WOD, I feel I’ve actually lived even more primally since my workday consists of steady manual labor with virtually zero sitting down.  This is also why you haven’t seen a post in a month!  One of the drawbacks of my current sabbatical from the white collar world is less time on the computer and thus less blogging hours.  From now on you’ll probably see weekly posts recapping notable primal activity. 

To rest and sitting less!

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