There was literally no time though, honest I swear.
The orientation week grind got the best of me. Now the argument could be made there there were many physically demanding days and those could be considered workouts, but none were running, biking or save the one pool session, swimming. The week went like this:
Monday: Yeah right
Tuesday: 1500m swim
Friday: Not bloody likely
Saturday: You're joking
Sunday: Ah eff it
As already posted previously with the lack of exercise the will power to indulge in bad food goes too. I almost feel like i am adding extra punishment to myself - like - not going to work out eh, well you eat this big mac and bag of chips - yeah see how you like it - now its going to be harder to get back into it when this is over!
Such a brutal cycle, I know I am doing it, but i cant seem to stop it when it happens at high stress times of the year.
So with that. I am going back to MyFitnessPal App.
I havent been using it all summer, convincing myself that I could just do all the math in my head, another self deluding lie.
I have decided to go with 1900 calories a day, and 5 60 minute work outs a week with the anticipation of burning 800 calories per work out. I am hoping this will keep me honest.
I really want to try and use the next few months to get my eating back under control so that I can approach next triathlon season 10-15lbs lighter if possible.
I dont think that is too large of a goal, but my brain has a way of convincing me to eat things I shouldnt all the time. Its a tricky wicket.
I have also decided to be more diligent with my blood sugar checking.
Lets just say i have been a bad diabetic over the summer, and have not been checking enough.....okay, at all.
I know, I know. Im awful.
Truth hurts I guess, because i knew what it would tell me, because i knew what i was eating. Again the cheats with food are brutal.
I am going to get my meter and supplies updated this week, and go from there. Its going to be like a heroine addict jones in terms of going off all the white foods ( bread, rice, potatoes etc.). So sorry world Is gonna be cranky.
Now some of you might say, well you can have those things in moderation.
Yeah, I dont really do well with moderation.
If one is good, 20 is better.
Hard to change that thinking after 42 years.
Like most - Im still a work in progress.
For the record I did have a #cigarSaturday last week without the required workouts. #rulebreaker
Sean "BigBoyRunning" Ryan