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First 48 hrs of vacation...


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.
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ALDEBARANIAN 11/10/2012 5:10PM

    OK, the goal just past was a step on the way to the next goal. You're right, that's not profound, it's practical, and it works. That may be what they mean by "Lifestyle." Seems like a good one.
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KATHIC2 11/10/2012 9:03AM

  You rock!!!

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LDRICHEL 11/9/2012 10:10PM

    Aw man, now you're throwing it down. I did NOTHING in Denver. Well, except carrying ridiculously heavy things all day every day. I am counting that as some sort of strength, as my entire body hurts still.

Signed up for two classes of spinning per week starting next week. Going to supplement with four swims and two strength sessions. Yikes.

Here we gooooo!

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/9/2012 9:54PM

    emoticon nice work! emoticon

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BDERANGED 11/9/2012 6:39PM

    Good Job, you are such a good motivator for me emoticon

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 11/9/2012 3:31PM

    Congrats for meeting the goals you have set for yourself for the last few days. emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 11/9/2012 2:52PM

    Follow that plan! emoticon

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HISARTIST 11/9/2012 2:00PM

    You have a great plan, and you are taking it a day at a time...the only way to work it. I love your last sentence! With an attitude and mindfulness like this you are correct, you cannot fail! Have a great vacation.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/9/2012 12:50PM

    good job posting for accountability!

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IMIN2GENES 11/9/2012 10:07AM

    Glad you had at least one day of complete rest. Way to go on pushing it the next! Have fun on your bike!
Chris

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LIV2RIDE 11/9/2012 9:07AM

    Today I embrace my potential to be, do and have whatever I can dream. that was the focus of my meditation this morning. Also to place attention and intention to your goals and where you want to be and what you want to have. With that you can't fail. Be specific in your vision and make it happen! You may have those lazy couch potato days but they don't define you. Great job this morning! I love killing a workout. It makes you feel amazing for the whole day.

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GINGERHAWK 11/9/2012 8:48AM

    You've got a solid plan and you're holding yourself accountable so you'll undoubtedly end up on the RIGHT side of the equation. Don't forget to enjoy some of that vacation while you're at it though!

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KITT52 11/9/2012 7:13AM

    follow your plan ....and emoticon

enjoy your time off from work

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WATERDIAMONDS 11/9/2012 6:38AM

    Your determination, consistency and positivism have already led you to place yourself on the side of excellence.

The challenge for you now, I think, is, how FAR into excellence will you take yourself?

I'm believing...all the way.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 11/8/2012 11:33PM

    One day at a time. General Robert indeed!

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WONDERWOMAN 11/8/2012 10:45PM

    Robert will prevail!

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123ELAINE456 11/8/2012 10:41PM

  Awesome. Take One Day At A Time. Even One Hour At A Time When you are home. You Can Do It. Remind Yourself of Your Goals and don't let family keep you from them. You Are doing Great. Keep it Up. And Keep Pushing. God Bless You and Family. Have a Super Good Day. Take Care Iron Man.

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DOGDOC76 11/8/2012 9:59PM

    One day at a time. You've got this!!! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/8/2012 9:31PM

    You will do emoticon because I know emoticon

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LINDAK25 11/8/2012 9:25PM

    What is it that make competent, responsible adults act irresponsibly when they go "home" or are around family? I used to do the same thing! It wasn't what I ate though. One of my sisters and I would argue like we were 12 and 14 years old again! Once I realized we were doing that, I stopped it. Do we regress? My husband used to eat like a 16 year old boy whenever we'd go home for the holidays. If you are consciously aware of what you are doing, perhaps it will be easier to manage the visit.

Have a great vacation!

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FITFOODIE806 11/8/2012 7:39PM

    That last sentence is the best.

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AMANDAROX 11/8/2012 6:56PM

    I hear ya! I have a hard time as well on vacation because usually I'm away, eating out, with intentions of working out but that hardly ever happens. Then it's hard to get back into the groove after vacation ends. Good for you for planning activities on your vacation! You can do it!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 11/8/2012 6:45PM

    You have come to far for any of those self defeating behaviors.
You have to really want something in order to achieve it.
You may not want to get up and ride that bike, but you want what it will eventually bring to you...
On2Victory, right?

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