Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I don't know if you've noticed, but I tend to get bored easily. Even when I'm at home, I always have to keep myself busy. I'm not sure why this is, but it's only come about in recent years. Perhaps it's my subconscious trying to keep me out of trouble. OCD setting in? Who knows. But it works for me. I always like to have 2 or 3 pots on the fire at once. Idle hands are the devil's workshop, after all.
Right now I'm in the beginning stages of transferring my intentions from the lazy, off-season mentality I've been engaging in for the last few months to my pre-season healthy training mentality. Sugar, wheat, etc. had been a staple in my diet since Thanksgiving. As such, the jeans were getting tighter, I avoided the scale and (this is completely insane) cut back on my workouts. Sure Michelle, that makes perfect sense. Jeans are tighter, why not cut back on working out?!!!! But it's so easy to fall into that pattern. No more. I'm trusting you all to keep me accountable. Unless the jeans are saggy, feel free to say "Michelle....aren't you supposed to be staying away from the cookies and hitting the gym?!" Oh, but you're much too nice for that!
Honesty is the best policy.
So I'm telling on myself. You're hearing it here. I've been a bad girl! This came to light when starting an 8 week women's cycling development course. Weekly weigh-ins. Every girl's nightmare. But I'm looking at it as a positive thing....it's another way for me to hold myself accountable. I know the number on the scale will ease back down, and hopefully go further down than I have planned. Lean means fast. And for 2013 I aim to be just that.....fast!
So this means getting serious. I know what needs to be done, now it's just a matter of doing it and sticking to it. Let's put the lard ass in the rear view. I'm goal-oriented, so this shouldn't be a problem. As of today I am on day 5. There was a minor set back yesterday with a mini corn muffin, but in my defense it was gluten free! Today has been a great day. I'll be sure to keep you posted. If I forget...just ask.
As an added challenge, you'll note that this transference of mental power is starting just before the holidays and a holiday trip. I never shy away from a challenge. Got a new coach, a plan, a positive attitude and time on my side. This year I'm going to use my time wisely, train as I'm told and stick to a solid nutrition plan.
Now hopefully I'll be able to keep injuries at bay (knock on the proverbial wood), and we'll be in top shape. Let's do this!!