Thursday, March 07, 2013
Hmm, this is the worst feeling…sitting down to an empty page and not knowing what I want to say. But, at the same time feeling I have something in me to get out. So bear with me and hope this gets interesting or take the probably smarter approach and run to another blog before you get sucked in! Since this is my blog I am allowed to write what I want. That is a neat feeling I won’t lie. To know you can take any road on this page and the only thing I will lose are the few people who read it.
So, I had a great workout again last night after the rest day. I was talking with a friend. In exercising I am the kind that finds rest days very hard. I know they are important, but it is hard to sit. I know my body is repairing itself and, while I am not exercising, the body is still working. So I do force myself to do it. Psychologically though I find them hard. I want to keep pushing the envelope. Keep pushing the body. See gains in either time or exertion on the bike every day. I know this is not only not possible, but also not healthy. Our bodies need to recover. So I force the rest day on myself.
Honestly, I think some of has to do with my thinking, if I take a day off, it will lead to 2 which will lead to 3 and eventually turn into a 365 day rest period. I guess I am still not “in the habit”. Or maybe it feels like a lack of commitment. I know I haven’t been at this whole thing super long and still think one little slip will derail the whole thing. I constantly tell myself it won’t. But still, it is the prison I build.
Or maybe it is a secret desire to sit and watch little red dots creep across the screen at a turtle pace. More on the red dots from last night’s workout. I put the machine on random and started pedaling. I much prefer the random setting since the dots move every 10 seconds instead of the every 55 seconds. Much more gratifying to see it march across the screen faster. I can do anything for 10 seconds. Well maybe not anything, but it feels much better.
On some other notes, I am doing much better with my water intake this week. I am maybe not hitting the 8 cups every day, but I am drinking more water than normal. And with that comes more trips down the hall but no one wants to hear about that. I am not a big fan of water. I much prefer my Diet Mountain Dew. Which is why this has been one of the last barriers to fall. Honestly, when I ride my bike if I could convince myself it was healthy to have Dt. Dew in the water bottle, I would. Luckily that is one thing I can’t rationalize no matter how unhealthy I get. But find me a study that proves it’s healthy and I promise you it will be in those cages.
I have also started adding more fruit. Luckily I found the precut stuff. I am not big on canned fruit and too lazy to cut my own. So, I found the packages of pre-cut fresh fruit and found it too my liking. Now they will wonder why the fruit trays are selling like crazy! But, as in most things, I find that it mainly boils down to finding what works and makes me happiest. I am much more likely to stick with it if I find it easy than if I find it hard.
Anyway, I figured everyone was sitting on the edge of their seats to hear more of the red dot saga. Maybe a new name for the blog?