Blimey it’s been a while since I last posted anything.
I need to stop saying to myself I’m going to post weekly, daily etc and just post when I feel like it.
Which is why I guess I’ve not posted in a while, I’ve not felt like writing anything down.
Alas, I do today.
Its been a challenging period work wise.
My delivery route has been as busy as it has ever been and I’ve been averaging 11.75hr days for the last 6 weeks.
Which up until 2 weeks ago was fine, but since we’ve had this heat wave here in the UK, it’s been too much.
Every day I’m getting home totally whacked physically. Hot, sweaty and ready for a cool shower and sleep, well, after an ice cold beer and some world cup football on TV!
My ability to stick to a routine has been my saving grace I think.
To make sure I don’t burn out Mon-Fri I know what I need to eat, how much exercise outside of my day job I can do each day, how much sleep I need too.
And as long as I stick to this routine Mon-Fri its all good.
Occasionally I’ve strayed from my week day routine and paid for it with lethargy and tiredness at work, but then you’ve got to overindulge yourself sometimes!
I actually thought about quitting the delivery job a few weeks ago. Basically I’d done four 13hr days on the trot and couldn’t see an end to it and had had enough.
I mentioned something to a manager and my route was reduced by a few drops per day and it made a difference and brought my hours back to under 12 per day, which I can manage.
I say manage but I don’t mean enjoy. Its something I’m happy to do a few times per week, just not every day of the week.
Last week was the first in 6 weeks that I didn’t do more than two 12hr days during the week, so winner winner chicken dinner.
Fitness and health wise I’ve literally just been ticking along.
I’ve propably only done 2 workouts max every week during this time and each time stuck to one lift/movement and kept it under 3 sets and 5 reps for each. Well except chin ups where I’ve done a few 15 rep sets.
But what I have also done during this 6 week period is start taking a few supplements again.
I’ve started taking a combo of creatine/beta alanine/taurine to help with my day to day activities.
I used to take this supplement stack back on the fruit farm and definitely felt it helped me then, so I thought I’d start again and see if it helps this time too.
I certainly feel like I’ve been able to maintain muscle mass during this busy period, without doing as much exercise as I’d like to do, as well as feeling less tired at specific points of the day.
I could be wasting my money but from what I’ve read on this supplement stack, it is ideal for what I need.
Anyway, I’m bored of writing again now, it’s time to get ready for another hot and busy week delivering parcels!
Until next time..