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"...In the end, people either have excuses or experiences; reasons or results; buts or
brilliance. They either have what they wanted or they have a detailed list of all the rational reasons why not."
~ Anonymous (taken from Matt Erbele's, It Takes Time to Get Good)
Monday, February 18, 2008
Time to get real about the eating again
My quest to improve my health and fitness is a journey and a lifestyle change. I know I will falter and slip back into old patterns, but I have to be honest in assessing my progress. That means that I have to pull back and recognize there is a problem before I get back to where I was before. My exercise has been ok, but not exactly where I want to be. I know I have been posting all my runs, but there is more I want to do to improve my overall fitness. I am happy with my eating and fitness over the winter which is historically a bad time for me, but Spring is approaching and I want to start getting back on track.
I have been avoiding the scale (not a good idea) and this morning confirmed, what I think I already knew, I have gained back 5 pounds (amazing how quickly I can put it on isn't it? It still shocks me and I have been in this body a long time). When I reached my goal weight, I decided to use 135 as my panic weight and I weighed in this morning at 135.5. Time to get serious again. So, I apologize, but the boring ass, freaking lame, food log is coming back.
We are six weeks into 2008 here are my totals so far: (included entirely to make me feel better about the weight gain)
Number of miles run: 141.72 mi
this time last year: 4 mi.
Number of races completed: 5
this time last year: 0
Number of yards swum: 3150 yd.
this time last year: 0 yd.
Number of hours on bike: 2.5 hrs.
this time last year: 0 hrs.
Tomorrow I have my first meeting with my new triathlon coach and the triathlon training group. I haven't mentioned this because, to be honest, I am a little embarrassed and a WHOLE lot scared.
Why I was embarrassed: It seems "over-the-top" for a 38 year old, back of the packer, trying to break 4 hours on an Olympic distance triathlon to hire a coach. But, screw it I work hard and can afford it so I am doing it.
Why I am scared: There are two group workouts a week and I am sure I will be training with some seriously hard core triathletes (most of whom are probably training for an Ironman distance) and will be, by far, the slowest and least fit person out there, but I am going to do it. Tomorrow night I will get to meet everyone. Yikes.
B: 2 sl. TJ French Toast/banana/coffee (290 cal)
S: apple/coffee/dried plums (155 cal)
L: Whole wheat bagel/artichoke & lt. cream cheese spread (320 cal)
S: yogurt & cereal/handful almonds (200 cal)
D: TJ chicken stir fry (yes, I cooked it myself!)/salad (355 cal)
S: Molten Delights mini (150 cal)
Total: 1460 cal
Water (ml): 3900