Lesson from the Olympics
Friday, September 16, 2016
I found the Olympics pretty motivational last month (who doesn't!). I was getting ready to kick off my training for my fall half marathon so I marveled at how "in shape" these athletes are. I realized, they probably don't have many (if any) cheat days.... not like I do. And they certainly deserve them WAY more than me. haha I've known this for awhile, but it really hit me that I have to eat to FUEL my body, rather than eating whatever sounds good and isn't TOOO bad for me. Now, I am in no way an Olympian, but I need to start considering myself an athlete. It's hard for me, because I don't "look" like an athlete. But, I run half marathons! I AM!! I AM AN ATHLETE. still weird, but I'll keep that as my mantra.
Going back to my previous post on Tuesday.... that new motivation is what really lit the fire under my bum to put this attitude into action. I've been on plan the last few days and it's really making a difference. The scale is really moving too, but I know that's mostly water weight right now. Still, it's always nice when the scale reflects my efforts. I'm sure running wil be a little bit easier when I'm not carrying so much weight.
Goals for the rest of September:
Sunday - Rest
Monday - ST
Tuesday - Run & Yoga
Wed - ST
Thursday - Run
Friday - Rest
I'm debating adding another ST day on Friday's or just leaving it as a rest day since my long run days are on Saturday mornings.
I am going to continue to do lowcarb/highfat. Next weekend will be a little bit less stringent. We're going out of town for a wedding and the groom's family is Italian so his grandmother is making cannoli's. I've never had one, and I'm fully intending on trying one.
Otherwise, I'm going to try to be smart and pack some good healthy options for our road trip.