Today is my 34th birthday and also a day off from training. The last 6 days have been a bit out of the ordinary because I have been away from home. Being away from home I had a bit more spare time than normal, so I took advantage of it and trained every day that I was away.
Normally I will train on average for about five 30-45 minute sessions a week. These are not on set days and will vary from week to week, depending on various things such as work and family commitments. After training for 6 days in a row, I decided to take a day off and why not, it’s my birthday.
Ordinarily I will only blog about training, unless I have a point to make or something to share that I think might illustrate that I am just a normal every day 34 year-old happily married, shift working, father of a two boys aged 4 and 2.
I do not train like a professional athlete, nor do I measure or weigh every item of food that goes into my mouth. I train as hard as I can when I get the chance, and I am mindful of what I eat, but not to the point of being fanatical.
Today is one of those days that fitness professionals would frown upon, but I think you need balance in your life.
Being my birthday the guys at work surprised me with a cake. Now there is no way that I am not going to eat cake for my birthday. When I got home that night, my wife and kids surprised me with my favourite take-away meal of Chinese food, followed by an ice cream cake for desert, all of which I enjoyed immensely.
A day like this obviously isn’t an everyday occurrence, normally I advocate only having one cheat meal a week, but it was my birthday so I indulged and you know what, because I don’t eat food like this every other day, it’s was a massive treat and I reckon I enjoyed it even more.