Yay, today was awesome! Even though it was a busy work day, and there was a 2 hour staff meeting after work, and i didn't get to the gym till 6, it went well! Strong, fast cardio, and more treadmill running! It went: 1min walk, 4 mins run, 1 min walk, 4 mins run. It's hard for me to believe that just a few weeks ago I was struggling to go 1 minute with a gimpy leg. I am not going to push myself to do this again too soon, I'm just going to let it come to me (within reason.) I would die if I got injured again.
This week is the beginning of the time of year when I will most likely have one day, quite possibly two per week where I can't do any workout or training at all. I'm thinking I should be ok if I keep my food intake like it's been, and I amp the training up a bit on a day after I miss.
The hazards are going to be
if I get over tired and flake off a day or two after my off days. I don't know how to combat this, I know I'm going to be really tired. I guess I can always bike to work except for thosedays... but I'm gonna need more... more cardio, more access to weights (and more sleep!)
Possible solutions: sleep every chance I get (that will be great for my social life) drink more coffee (that should be great for my complexion) better time management (I can't even imagine what that would look like) or just don;t sweat it and don't miss a beat in training even though I miss a day or two a week. I can think of this total physical down day as recovery time, not a missed opportunity.
me going slow and carefully will turn into an excuse to slack off
Possible solutions: knowing that I am a pro at rationalizing laziness, and fully understanding what drives my fear to succeed. On the other hand I need to completely understand what is motivating me to get fitter, celebrate it, and find even more reasons.
Ok maybe I missed my calling as a shrink.
2 tsp of miso
coffee with a splash
1 cup jicama
1 veg sausage, 1 zucchini, 1 tomato
couple rice cakes
coffee with a splash
1 veg burger, 2 cups artichoke hearts, 1 cup collards
couple more rice cakes
NOTE TO SELF:
DON'T FORGET YOUR FLAX
GO TAKE IT RIGHT NOW!
ok, ok self, I am going!
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on Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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