I'm starting to struggle a little. When I was a kid I went to Randy Hundley's baseball camp. I actually met earnie banks... Didn't know who he was. He was signing mitts and balls. I didn't have him sign mine.
Anyway we did this drill where you stick both arms out to the side, parallel to the ground. Super easy. Then you kind of spun your arms in really small circles. Easy!
A couple of minutes of this drill and we would be groaning and complaining because we couldn't keep our arms in the air anymore. We'd do morning warm ups, and near the end of the training, the trainer would get a big smile on his face and snap his arms out to the sides and we'd all groan loudly. I may have cried.
The first 9 weeks of changing my diet and exercise were like the first 30 seconds of the arm drill. A little tiring, but really easy.
I'm finding that I'm starting to crack in small ways. Missing a day of food tracking. A few days without riding, although that was due to mechanical problems.
Not being able to resist eating the fruity pebbles "rice crispy treats" that we're for My son, but he didn't like. I ate mashed potatoes and corn tonight.
I justified the corn and potatoes by saying its part of what makes summer great and in order for this to be a real permanent lifestyle change, I have to allow myself those pleasures.
While this is 100% true, I'm worried that I'm just finding ways to justify bad eating.
Tomorrow I get back to basics. Also I've bought a book called Foundation: redefine your core, conquer back pain, and move with confidence. It's a system for strengthening those back and leg muscles that get really weak sitting and slouching all day. Also, those muscles that get ignored while slumped on a bike.
I'll ride 30 miles and my legs have 30 more in them, but my lower back is done.
I'm hoping that adding something new to the routine as well as re-asserting the good habits I've developed, I'll get back on track.
When I was young, I said I'd never let myself weigh more than 275 pounds. I've got 15 pounds to lose before I get DOWN to that weight. My goal is to change that goal to at least 225 pounds - then ill decide if being sub 200 is something that I can realistically do.
I'm not going to wash out this early.
Anyone have success stories for reasserting your weight loss and fitness?