I think there's a dog somewhere in this slobbery rug...just a guy, a night of journaling and his ear-tackling pup. Perfect
Things don't always work out the way you want or expect them to. And that's ok! I finished my 12 week @hybridperformancemethod deadlift program and couldn't even match 5lbs below my previous PR. Not the fault of the program (which is amazing btw) but sometimes the body doesn't do exactly what we want for a number of factors. A subsequent back spasm made the last two nights of sleep especially difficult. I woke up this morning at 2am tossing and unable to get comfortable. Every fiber in my body screamed to just stay put and it would have been so easy to just give in and crawl back under the covers. 😖 Instead, I remembered that I still have some races coming up and that I could carry this negative baggage into my day or try to shake it off. I went down to the gym, gave myself a light warm up and pushed through 5 miles with almost no pain at all. The added bonus of a nice endorphin buzz was also more than welcome. 🏃🏻 I still plan to take it easy for a few days to keep my back from tightening up again, but even as a physician and health advocate i hit stumbling blocks along the way. The question becomes do you throw the whole plan out the window or find a way through the challenges that both promotes your health and pushes you forward? You decide. 💪🏻 #thedrdandifference #primarycare #physician #doctor #fitness #primarycare #internalmedicine #functionalmedicine #obesitymedicine #garmin #onemedical #hybridaf
Getting that late day zen on...
January challenge: X strict handstand push-ups X sets of 5 strict toes to bar Where X is the date. So today for 1/7 it's 7 HSPUs and 7 sets on 5. With @karipearcecrossfit launching her core challenge I have to catch up plus a chance to work on one of my favorite but weakest calisthenics moves. Goal for the month: 31 strict handstand push-ups and 31 sets of 5 ties to bar (yes, that's 155 total). 💪🏻 I prefer setting concrete goals rather than abstract wishful resolutions. I'll be discussing the difference more this month so stay tuned! 😁 #motivationmonday #thedrdandifference #physician #doctor #primarycare #internalmedicine #functionalmedicine #obesitymedicine #fitness #calisthenics @mercedesclubnyc