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Trying something new & tough
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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 141

Another start to my week with an early shift at work. I am exhausted and not ready for the day. While I was at work I was asked to work overtime once again but this time I was able to leave at 2 p.m. but came back at 10 p.m. So in the 8 hours between being at work I got in a good back, leg and bicep workout. I also had to make myself a little dinner before getting about 2 hours of sleep before going back to work where I ended my night.


Day 142

I am still at work at work until 2 p.m. Once I was off, instead of sleeping I went straight to CORE to get in a good chest, tricep and shoulder workout. The last 2 days have been different as far as which body parts I have been working. But still a good different that I am enjoying. I then returned home to shower and relax to watch the Warriors game. I only lasted a few minutes into the game before falling asleep for the rest of the first half. I did however wake up in time to catch the second half of the game, which I wasn’t happy about, but that is how I ended my night.


Day 143

With the lack of sleep I have had the last week or so I decided to sleep in today. I was woken up a little early because I had to go cake tasting for the wedding. Yes, a nightmare in some ways but something that had to be done for my wedding. We were able to choose our flavors and I have found that banana cake with peanut butter filling is the best thing I have ever tasted. Luckily I only tried small pieces so it did not ruin my diet for the whole day. After cake tasting I picked up my sister on the way home then went straight to CORE. It was a battle rope day. Something new, and something tough. I put my training mask on, which I have not been using too much lately, and that killed me. I was tired and my body was finished at the end of the workout. I still loved every second of it. 


Day 144

My day off is spent once again at work. Thinking I was getting off at 2 p.m., I instead got off shortly after 4. I then went to pick up my sister before going to CORE to get in a full body workout. I got it done as fast as possible so I could get home and relax to watch the Warriors game. I made it on time and relaxed while watching the game to end my “day off”. 


Day 145

I tried to sleep as much as I could knowing I would be at work until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. That did not happen. Instead I was but before 8 a.m. and decided to do all my meal prep for the week before heading to the gym. It took a little longer than I anticipated and I was a few minutes late to CORE but I did not miss any time to play Frisbee. After another fun game of Frisbee I went home to start getting ready for work where I spent the remainder of my day.


Day 146-147

Both days were pretty similar, I got off work at 6 a.m. and went back at 2 p.m. each day. So that means my days were spent sleeping and working once again. Another way to finish a busy week and ready to bring on week 22!