The plan was to talk about an hour about blogs, structured thinking etc, but we both got inspired by the topics at hand, the weather, the champagne and each other's company. Just walking through the apartment took more than an hour, since we got stuck in the library, going over my books and exchanging recommendations.
Between 12 noon and around 12 midnight we had champagne on the roof (3 bottles) and then various drinks. Some friends of his stopped by around 6 pm, and we shot a video of us four talking about all kinds of things (i.e., I don't remember)
on my roof yesterday
For obvious reasons, I wasn't exactly feeling like going to the gym today, but some habits are hard to break. I simply always train on Saturdays, no matter what, and thus today too.
I thought about quitting early (the exercise, the entire workout) - several times - due to weakness, nausea and just general laziness. However, everytime I thought "no more", I took it as "more" and added exercises and sets, and shortened my rest periods etc. It turned out to be an excellent workout., even if I got seriously hungover afterward.
1. Always go to the gym, when you are supposed to; just go there, change and start walking on the treadmill, then increase the speed by small increments, then start lifting an empty bar, then add some weights and just keep going from exercise to exercise. Don't think about the entire workout or about being tired, just make the next step/rep. Don't give up before you actually have to
2. For me, the brain's trouble thinking no" or "not" works in my favour in the gym. When I think "I will not continue" or "I will not lift anymore", I end up continuing and lifting more.
3. Make time for chance encounters - yesterday was so much more valuable and memorable than just another Friday would have been, even if it meant missing a day of fasting as well as a suboptimal workout.
4. Remember that there are benefits to working out when tired, hungover, dehydrated etc. It builds character, it trains the brain's adenosine tolerance. If you can lift when suboptimal, you can lift a least as much when optimal.
From today's workout, 12 hours after finishing my last drink, after drinking for 12 hours: