02 August 2008

Mental Data Dump

You probably don't want to read this. These are some things that are floating around my head that I just need to work out. Some things probably won't make a lot of sense and I'm not explaining, just dumping. You've been warned.

Okay, it's that time again. What exactly do you want? What is it?? There are the obvious, but what are you willing to work for?? Work really hard for?? What is wrong with you???

Being laid up with the heel thing has made me a Pillsbury doughboy. It has also made me a whining baby. It's time to knock it off. Okay, so you can't run or bike, get over it. There are other things you can do. I know, looking at those 2 marathons, 6 weeks apart at the end of the year makes me want to get out and run - but that's not going to happen for a little bit. Get a grip!!!

Right. So running and biking are out. What else? Well there's swimming. I don't like to do that a lot a lot because it seems like it adds layers of fat. I don't know if that's really true but that's how it feels. In fact, that's how it feels when I do lots of cardio. I don't like that feeling. So what are you going to do about it?

I have a plan. I'm going to start weight training and interval cardio. I have to be careful with the cardio so I don't irritate my heel any more. That bugger hurts!! So I'm going to weight train 3 days a week. I'm going to do cardio intervals 3 days a week. I will swim 3 days a week too, on the cardio days. I will do elliptical as cardio for now as I think that will put the least strain on my heel. I THINK!!! If I try it and it hurts I'll find something else. Maybe I'll take up pool running. Anyway, that's the work out plan.

Food. This is my big demon. I have to honestly say I don't know how to eat. But here's what I'm going to do. I've been following Flex and I think I'm falling into too many processed foods. I think I need to change it up a little. I think I'm going to do Core this week. I used to love Core because there is a lot more freedom with it. I'll give it a go this week and see how it goes. That means a little time tonight and tomorrow meal planning and shopping. No processed foods, very little anyway, and meals planned as there is no winging it with Core. Okay, I think I got the food thing down.

So what WILL I do this week??
- Stick to the Core program
- Write everything down even though I don't have to with Core
- 3 days of strength training
- 3 days of cardio intervals

That's not too hard. I will take it one week at a time. I can't look at it as a month, 6 weeks, whatever, I can't do that. One week at a time.

Okay, I'm mentally ready. As it says on my wrist, DO OR DO NOT, THERE IS NO TRY.

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