Well GOOD NEWS about my back… after my second round of acupuncture yesterday, today I woke up to an almost normal feeling back. I had my first round on Thursday & the physio warned I’d probably feel worse before I felt better…and I did. But today I feel pretty good. In fact I was thinking I’d go to conditioning this Friday, until I remembered that it’s Good Friday this week, so I won’t be at work. Doh!

Unfortunately, 3+ weeks of not lifting heavy has resulted in me shrinking. At first I thought it was due to my diet changes, but quitting oats for protein at breakfast while still eating plenty of chocolate (= my diet recently) can’t realistically result in the sort of weight/size loss I’m seeing. I can only conclude that I’ve lost quite a lot of muscle 😦

On Monday this week I tried some light squats (40kg) and light deadlifts (50kg) which felt OK. If I still feel good on Saturday, then I might up the weight a bit. In the meantime I’m testing max bench tomorrow.

Still, at least I haven’t lost so much muscle that I don’t appear HENCH (your version of “hench” may vary). I was brushing my teeth yesterday & realised that at some point over the last 5 years, I got hench without really trying.

Classy bathroom shot there

Classy bathroom shot there, Laura

You know the difference between you and me? I make 30% bodyfat look GOOD (with apologies to Men in Black)