The past few weeks I've been pretty quiet from the Training side of things on my Log, mainly because I was far more sick from Withdrawal Syndrome from Cymbalta than I expected to be (you can read more about that here if you'd like). I was on a high dose and despite tapering off, was so sick I couldn't get out of bed the first few days. That was a little over a month ago, and I'm still dealing with some dizziness, "brain zaps" (yeah it's a real thing apparently), and general crankiness, but I'm good enough to be able to get back to barbell training. The past week before this I was just doing light machine work because I couldn't keep my balance to Squat, which was killing me. The past 2 years I've been making tons of progress with training, so the past month was frustrating, BUT as always was an opportunity to be humbled, gain perspective, and take a step back to gameplan.

This week I'm back to my training routine, with a few adjustments to switch to a 3-day template (vs 4). I will go into these changes more in-depth, and will post a training week recap (and will begin them again every week) starting this next week now that I'm back at things consistently.

Training is incredibly therapeutic for me (and I love it), but the past few months of medical issues have continued to re-iterate to me the importance of detaching yourself emotionally from it sometimes and just punching the clock. I still don't feel 100%, but I'm feeling good about the future, and I'm moving forward from this experience smarter and stronger mentally; which will lead to more strength physically here soon.