This is a short piece and has absolutely nothing to do with photography – unless you consider going on a photo shoot as a reason to not keep to your other schedule items!  It is safe to say that the holidays did not fit in with my normal exercise schedule.  I have a pretty regular routine that I try to do each week but, having people to stay for the holidays and the distractions of food and drink meant everything went on hold.  Even the last chance before Christmas was sacrificed to a trip to Waukegan to shoot the Mustangs and Buckeye!

Anyway, the holidays are done, our friends have headed home and it is back to a normal routine.  That means back to the gym.  In the past I have felt crap after some time out from exercise and, after an odd experience, I have been better about knowing when I am reaching that point.  Consequently, today I went in with a limited plan.  However, nearly two weeks off combined with a lot of indulgence means even that plan was a stretch.  I did it but I did not fell particularly great.  However, I survived (otherwise you would not be reading this)!

Usually the next visit is significantly better.  I hope so!  I also need to get into the routine again since my annual check-up is coming and I don’t want the Christmas and New Year excess to be too obvious to my doctor!  Good luck to all of you in a similar boat to me.  To those that kept working out during the holidays, well done – I do hate you of course!

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