EDITOR’S NOTE: Joshua Messersmith has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CORE Athletic Performance and CalFit Manteca. Messersmith is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of his fitness journey. These are his thoughts and feelings shared with you.
Another week has come and another week to get healthier. I am back on track after a great week and plan on improving on that. I started my day as every normal Monday and went to work and shocker —I did not have to stay for a double! I went to Escalon to play some basketball with friends before I picked my sister up and went to CORE. I got in a good chest and triceps day and was feeling it at the end. I’m still adjusting to my new macro input but was able to hit ally goals without going over.
I woke up feeling great. Ready to conquer another day through this journey. After I got off work I went down to Monogram Magic to pick up my new CORE shirt that was also a Sierra High shirt in support of my sister and her school team. I then went to go watch her game which did not go so great. After the game I again took my sister to CORE and we both got our workouts in. I had a great back and bicep day to keep my week going strong. I returned home again and got my finishing meal in to hit all my goals for the day.
I did not wake up in the same mood as the previous days. I was grumpy and cranky, just in an overall terrible mood. I started my day off with not eating before going to take more engagement pictures, which I never got into the mood for. After returning home I got ready and went straight to the gym with my fiancée to get in a leg day. I did not have cardio again which I was pretty happy about. I fell short of some of my goals for the day but under is better than over, kind of. Hopefully tomorrow is a better day.
I started my day off the way I love to, at CORE. I got in a great shoulder workout before going home to do all my yard work. Once I was done with my yard work I sat down to eat a healthy meal of turkey and broccoli before going to my grandparents to do their yard work. After I was done with all this I went home and had a choice of going to Tracy for my sister’s game or Modesto to workout with Robert at MJC. After talking to my sister I ended up going to MJC to run the bleachers which was not any easier than the previous week. I returned home to relax for a little while before going back to CORE with my fiancée and my sister. I put in 45 minutes on the treadmill to end my day then returned home.
I tried to sleep in as long as I could because I knew starting today I would not be getting much rest in the next 12 days because of work. After relaxing all morning I went to CORE to get in some cardio by playing Frisbee and then ended up doing some bicep, triceps and ab workouts to end my workout. I then went home and got ready to head off to work where I ended my day.
I did not get off work until 6 a.m. both days and went back into work at 2 p.m. both days. So it was a weekend full of pre-packed meals and little sleep. This will be my life for the next few weeks but I will get into the gym as planned and will continue to better myself every single day.