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Staying On Between Trainings

Thursday, March 07, 2013

I'm currently between training programs. On Saturday I ran the Hawkeye 25K, and my training program for June's two triathlons doesn't officially start until March 24th. I'm not taking a complete break from exercising between now and then, but given my busy schedule at the moment it is convenient to have some time off. I'm trying to stay active by walking and using DVDs I have at home, but I need a scheduled program to stay consistent.

When I'm between training programs or in the off season I always struggle with food. Food's what got me in trouble in the first place. I like to eat, and I like to eat good food, but I also have a wicked sweet tooth. I plan my meals ahead with Spark's nutrition tracker, and I wake up each morning but the best of intentions, but by the end of the day I track a few hundred calories of sweets that I didn't actually need but still chose to ate. I know the tricks, I know the substitutions, but I've always been a bored eater and sometimes old habits come back with a vengeance.

I guess that's a long way of saying I'm nervous about this week's 5% weigh in. Even though I'm on the maintenance track and the only person I can disappoint is myself, sometimes I disappoint myself more than I'd like to admit. I also know you don't have to wait till tomorrow to change, you can start now. I just need to get back up, brush myself off, and refocus.
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