Thursday, November 08, 2012
I guess this is more for accountability than it is to say something profound. My big objective is to ensure that I dont crash and burn on this vacation. I had a significant fat gain the last time I was home after I ran my marathon. Probably the first human in recorded history to gain fat after 26.2 miles and it took a few months to lose it. I know that will not happen again because I have a solid plan and I'm on a mission (plus being able to walk is a big help- i couldnt move after the race...lol..) but I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous and concerned.
I cannot afford any setbacks.
I plan on asking my trainer for total accountability. That means food logs that he is going to be looking at when I get home and a before and after weigh in. My family is supportive and my relatives totally get where I am coming from, especially my Aunt. She has been cheering for me the whole time so I am not expecting any resistance. My biggest threat is ME and MY tendency to let it all totally hang out and have a good time no matter the cost. ...I can be like that.
My first 24 hrs of vacation was spent totally living in a persistent vegetative state. I slept in, defended the known world from invading hordes right at my desktop... I won too ;)..General Robert.... and i dont think I burned more than 30 calories all day....I was pathetic in every way and I loved it.
Today I set a goal to get up at 630 am which I did, made it to the Y for a swim.. 1 mile in 47 minutes and then promptly went to my training session and killed it. I was exhausted but my performance in the gym was stellar, my trainer was pretty happy.
Tomorrow- Up 7am, indoor cycle training, Treadmill, Kettlebells then a training session at 5pm...
As a Sparkbrother (Bill60) says: "Excellence is but for the few"
On what side of that quote will I place myself?
What can I do this day that will bring me one step closer to achieving that goal?
What am I willing to do to be consistent?
I will not worry about a week from now, I just have to get up tomorrow morning and get on a bike.