Sunday, January 16, 2011
i have been dancing for the last 4 weeks with carbs and extra fats (ie: butter and sour cream, cream cheese)and guess what? with less training -- i have put on about 6 pounds.. real pounds.. it doesnt sound like much but i feel it and i see it.. so i wasnt too worried or freaked but this past week when i continued to be this weight and continued to eat bagels and cream cheese expecting different results i started to get a bit freaked out..i started my tri training about 2 weeks ago and have thought that the increased training might cancel this type of eating out.. but alas, i have been wrong..
this is my first full year of triathlon including what life is like in the off-season.. weight control is a big thing since the intense physical output hasnt been there.. so i had been fairly strategic in what has been going into my mouth.. i had taken up weight-training to keep up motivation and that has been an extra boost..
so i have these extra pounds.. i have become complacent with my nutritional input.. instead of homemade lentil soup (for instance) for lunch , i have been buying a bagel lacking everything nutritional... and skipping meals and eating too much later.. i started a second job that has been really good but has also been a challenge to my schedule and figuring out what i need to bring for the day..
so i am going back to the tried and true.. nutritional tracker here on SP, my wonderful oatmeal for breakfast, planning out my meals for lunch and dinner... lower (way lower) my fat content.. and watch the crappy carbs..
my greatest fear that i had not realised until today's run is that i gain back the weight i lost and i really had to laugh.. i have much more confidence than that.. i have wonderful people working with me and i have at least 8 triathlons on tap in addition to 5 and 10ks this season.. do i really think i am going to gain back the weight i lost?? that is just not being rational.. but overeating makes me feel like a unrational person lacking confidence soooo i will STOP doing it.. be the confident athlete i have come to know..
writing this has helped -- getting out of that emotional mind and back into my WISE MIND...i know what to do... i know how to succeed so that is what i will set out to do...