Sunday, February 1, 2009


Ok, to elaborate on before, I am just kind of summing up the last month and what to expect this month.

Here's last month:

- It was an ok month. What I mean by that is I got back in the groove of working out, but was still prone to lapses and taking some unnecessary days off. Not only that, but I didn't really push myself at all. The workouts were mediocre for the most part. But I still did them.
- Still need to be smarter about food choices. When I review in my food journal, I'm still seeing too many bad items that I put down. It's not the worst thing, but still need to be conscious about what I am putting into my body. Also need a lot more fruits and vegetables.
- Use the most smart food choice. What I am saying here is let's take a day where I am flying all day and have limited options for food. Is it better to get Pizza Hut or Panda Express? Neither are very good, but at least at Panda I can get some vegetables, carbs, and proteins. Pizza hut only delivers carbs, if you think about it. Neither are good options, but the one of two is certainly better.
- Need to keep drinking water. I was really good about it at the beginning of the month, then it fell off. Gotta keep it up
- The treats were a nice thing, but really I should not need them to motivate me to work out

Ok, so that's January in a nutshelled recap. Let's take a look at February and where we're gonna go:

- As I mentioned in January, the workouts have to step up. Gotta keep pushing myself
- I reminded myself that the Cherry Creek Sneak is in April. This gives me a short time to prepare for a 5 mile race. Since I've only really run more than 5 miles once in the last year, I have a lot of work to do
- Swim more. I DO have a tri coming up this year, after all
- Really really focus on food. Focus on eating healthy and good
- Remind myself that there will be lapses. They happen. Instead of beating myself up for them, recognize why they happen and take steps to preven them

So that's where I'm at, ISD readers. Nothing in here is lofty or unattainable. The question still is, am I willing to do what it takes to keep getting healthy?

1 comment:

Crabby McSlacker said...

Great attitude--recognizing there will be lapses, but keeping at it! I think you're willing to do what it takes; it's just sometimes not a straightforward process.