Monday, February 21, 2011

Fits and Starts

Over the course of my injury rehab I was determined to stay on track with non-cardio-related activities. Well, that didn't happen, despite all of the great sports equipment I purchased (bosu, power bands, bike trainer, etc.). I tried to stay motivated, but couldn't. My usual will power left me, and I succumbed to the "just this once, have another bite, I'll just sleep in this ONE day, a little more pie won't hurt you."

Once January hit I was determined to get back on the program. I got back in the pool, I tried to start my weight lifting regimen, rode the trainer sporadically, went to physical therapy for my foot, got fitted for new running shoes, TRIED to eat clean. At least I was making some effort but I found myself frequently derailed by work responsibilities, distracted by various issues on the home front, and surrounded by the "just this one time" crowd.

So here I am now, almost at the end of February, with my official tri-training schedule to begin in a month, and not anywhere NEAR where I should be in terms of fitness.

But that's all about to change.

Part of the problem was that I didn't have an "official" interim training plan. I find that I really do best when I have everything lined up each day. I can look at my calendar and know that tomorrow I have XYZ to do and I prep to do it. I am sitting down this afternoon and planning out the rest of the week - workouts and eating plan - and see where that takes me.

I've got to concentrate on losing that "holiday 8" that I put on before my training schedule starts. I may not take it off in one month, but I can at least make a dent.

Focus starts NOW!