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It's the end of the world as we know it....

and I feel fine.

I don't know what's up but things are not as I'd like them to be.

This week has been weird. I've really wanted to train but just haven't had my heart in it. I thought by focusing on a race it would put the spark back in, it didn't.

I have not been overly hungry but want to eat nothing but junk food.

In spite all of that I managed to lose a little weight this week, so that's good.

I don't know what's going on but I've decided to quit banging my head against a wall. I'm just going to roll with it as I know this will pass.

This morning I rode my bike to Weight Watchers and went for a ride afterwards. By 1 hour I was toast. I could hardly climb these little hills that I usually blast over. So I went off and met hubby to go have lunch.

Tomorrow morning I plan on doing my strength training/jump rope workout and if I feel like it I will go for a run after.

Monday evening I'm trying my first Master's swim. I've never swam with a…
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I always knew it!!!!

It's all in the attitude.

I forget that. I know it, well. I know that how I view things affects how I deal with them. I know that I have no control over the universe at large. I can only control how I react to things and how I view said universe. Yet still, I forget it.

I started back to working out this week and was unable to figure out why my heart wasn't in it. It just occurred to me on the way home, I'm not viewing working out in the proper light.

I was looking at it as something "I have" to do. Something that gets me out of bed way too early and I have to endure. That's not true.

I love that I can train. I love that I am healthy and physically fit. I love that I live in a place where I can train almost year round. I love watching my body change and improve. I love it.

Okay, I don't like getting up super early but you know what, it hasn't killed me yet.

Also, I have to focus on something. So I'm going to start focusing on the sprint next month.

Starting tomorrow I'm going to…
This will probably make no sense to anyone but me but I've got to get it off my chest. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

People!!!! If you're old enough you can remember home movies. Your parents took them on vacations and such and then forced you to watch them over and over and over and ov.....

In the worst case scenerio you had to watch other peoples home movies. This was a fate worse than death. These were the times when you wanted to slit your wrists with the Jiffy-Pop aluminum pan. You would dream of sharpening your little plastic spoon into a deadly shank and stabbing these people in the eyes. It was horrible. I never thought I'd see anything as bad as home movies. I. was. wrong.

Podcasts have become the home movies of the new millenium. I came across one today that made me want to poke sharp objects in my ears till they bled. In excruciating detail this person covered their vacation. The audio was bad much of the time. It involved people noone but he knew …

Back at it.

That alarm seemed to go off awfully early this morning. We had a birthday party to go to last night and against my better judgment I had 2 beers. The problem with me drinking at night is then I have trouble sleeping. So I woke up a few times last night and when that alarm went off I was not ready for it.

But I got up!!!!

I was only doing at time trial this morning anyway so I knew I wouldn't be swimming for hours. So I slowly got my act together and headed off to the pool.

I warmed up for 400 m, slow, slow, breast stroke and freestyle. I was shooting for 5-10 minute warm up not a distance.

Next I did 3 x 300m with :30 rest. Those went at: 6:54, 7:09, 7:14. Using this information I can calculate my 100m time and use it as a base. With my new training program I will run this test once a month to see if there's improvement. So my average 300m is 7:05 which works out to 2:22 per 100m. Okay, that's not pretty but it's a starting point. Also, I wasn't totally pushing myself.…

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Okay. The fruit and veggies are purchased. The races are decided on. The training plan is laid out. I'm good to go.

Tomorrow I begin by focusing on weight loss. My plan is fairly simple; eat less, move more.
I belong to Weight Watchers and I plan to follow their Core plan. For those who don't know, it's basically eating whole foods. I'm going to stay away from processed foods. Lots of fruits and veggies; moderate amounts of meat; 3 servings of dairy a day; whole grains - probably 2 a day; water, water, water.

I'm counting my calories via FitDay (even though WW doesn't say I have to). I'm shooting for 1400-1600 calories a day or a deficit of 500-1000.

For the next 16 weeks I will be swimming, biking, running, but I will be focusing on aerobic/HR training. This will help with my weight loss. I will also be strength training 3x a week of 20 minutes.

One meal a week will be a "free" meal.

I think that covers it. I'm excited.

I'm pouring over the Tria…