Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

A quick update

I realized that unless you partake in my Team Fitness for Life Challenge Group, you probably thought I have disappeared suddenly. Without my daily Instagram and Facebook posts, the folks who only follow me either on there or on my blog, you have probably wondered where I have gone.

A few weeks ago, just as I was starting my last phase of P90X3, I caught my third bout of strep throat in the past 3 months. Between that, a few random little nagging injuries I have been collecting, as well as my wife and I expecting our second son, I decided to take a break from my exercise regimen for the time being.

Since starting down this road of taking my health and fitness seriously back in 2008, I have not taken more than a week off from exercise, so it was definitely warranted. During this time, however, I have decided to finally get around to finishing my workout room in my basement. I spent some time last year framing, drywalling, doing the electrical, and installing rubber flooring, but that was as far as I made it.

Over the past week and a half, I have been hard at work, using any free time I have to mud, sand, mud, sand, paint, clean, and just overall "finish" my workout room once and for all. Once I get some more pictures hung on the wall and get everything "set," I will be posting a complete update here on my blog chronicling the process, but for now, I just wanted to give my readers an update on what it now looks like as of today.

I have been penciling in when I would be returning to working out, but that is almost entirely based on when my wife goes into labour. I obviously want to be at the hospital when my second son arrives, which may cause a day or two off of working out, so rather than just getting started with my P90X3/Body Beast hybrid, then having to take a few days off, I will just get started after my son arrives.

So, for the interim, I am putting some final finishing touches on my workout room, and eagerly anticipating my son arriving so that I can meet him. Once he is here, then I will be getting back to work, coming back better than ever. For those of you wondering, by taking some time off intense exercise, you not only allow your body to rest and recuperate, but it allows your mind to re-focus and build motivation all over again. Your body and muscles will not just waste away by taking a few weeks off, and it will probably do you some good!

I am certainly eager to get back into action, but I am also enjoying the time off!