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Week 13 wasn’t very kind to me at all.  Work and dizziness kept me out of the workout business, and obviously the blogging business as well.  First the work excuse — as you all know, or maybe you don’t — I work in the glamorous world of writing income tax e-filing software.  I know, I know, you’re totally jealous because other than rock stars and movie stars, it’s us, the unsung heroes that write tax software that get all the women.  And don’t forget, I don’t even design user interfaces, it’s all data, baby.  All data.  Um, yeah.  So it’s mid-April and I’m kinda busy, enough about that.

And then there was the dizziness.  Oh, the dizziness.  One morning about a week ago, I woke up as I normally do in the morning.  Eyes open?  Check.  Sit up?  Check.  Stand up?  Whoa.  The room started spinning, but not like those times in college when you get really drunk and you laid down and it felt like you were on the Tilt-A-Whirl.  No, this was like the room was spinning around the x-axis, not the y-axis.  It was really weird and I literally almost fell over.  I made it back to my bed to get my bearings straight, then sat up and the same thing happened again.  I was finally able to sit up and make it through the day, but it did not help my workouts at all and I decided to take it easy so I didn’t strain and rupture something in my brain.

I worked out two days later, and got the same dizzy feeling during and after I did my dumbbell bench presses on the exercise ball.  The bottom line is that I only did two of the three workouts for week 13 and I haven’t started week 14 yet because of this whole end of tax season work thing.  So I’ve decided to do week 13 over again, and do it properly this time, and hopefully the dizziness won’t be a factor even though I’ve still had occasional episodes over the last week.

The good news is that I was able to do almost five legitimate chin ups and my weight is still right around 155 lb, so you can rest easy knowing those things and hopefully that will give you the drive and inspiration you need to get through the rest of your day.  And if you’re too young to know what the Tilt-A-Whirl is, I was kind enough to include this video clip to enrich your life just a little more.

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