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Special workout request backfires
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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.


Day 183

Still adapting to my new schedule but so far so good. I woke up, made some egg whites for breakfast then went to get my sister before going to CORE. A great boot camp full of cardio and Tabata work. Making my body work in different ways is starting to challenge me more than I thought. After the gym I went home to get ready for work where I ended my day.

Day 184

A day off spent the best way, starting at CORE. It was my sister’s birthday so once I got to CORE the first thing I told Robert was my sister needed a special work out. Bad idea because I got that special workout as well. A good workout but one that had me ready to take a nap on the turf half way through. After we finished the workout I dropped my sister off and went straight home to just relax. To end the night I took my sister to the A's game to end our day.

Day 185

I ended up sleeping in more than usual and did not start my day off as usual. Instead of the gym I went to Modesto to get fitted for my wedding tux. Not exactly what I had planned for my day but something that had to be done. After doing that I headed back home to relax for a while before heading to the gym for another good boot camp workout. I then went home to meal prep after having a small birthday celebration for my sister with my family.

Day 186

I woke up believing I was going to work all day. Instead I only worked till 2 and then headed home. I had a little snack then went to the gym where I got in a great leg day. I was tired and ready for bed and an early day.

Day 187

Today was a day where I was stuck at work all day. Well prepared and had all my food for the day.

Day 188

After starting my day off at work I went home to get a short nap and then went to the movies with my fiancé for a small date night. I did sneak in a little popcorn which was not the best idea because of the way it made me feel. But it was still a good way to end my night.

Day 189

Another day spent at work. I am ready for the next full week and ready to continue to improve each and every day.