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Thursday, December 18, 2008

On My Own for a Bit

For the next two weeks, I am on a vacation from crossfit. Perhaps vacation is not the best word because I am still going to the gym a few times and plan to do WODs on my own. But officially, I do not have class for 2 week. TWO WEEKS!!! That is a long time considering I am used to going 3-4 times a week every week. Yes, we have had a week off here or there, but not two whole weeks. So basically this will be the biggest break from the gym I have had since last March. Is it lame to say I am little nervous about that? I know that I can do it on my own and that I just need to focus and stay strong. But I am so used to having my workouts picked for me and my trainer there to keep me going and the accountability of a set time and place to workout. It is way too easy to make excuses when I am on my own. This time of year is particularly bad for me and I always seem to start the New Year a good 10 pounds heavier than I was before Thanksgiving. I have done pretty well so far this year and have been maintaining my weight, but I want to do more than that. So the next two weeks I think I am going to depend on my blog even more to keep track of my workouts and if I had a good or bad eating day.

I also need to get back on the Zone. If you don't know about the Zone, I would suggest you look it up because it is a really great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and relationship with food. Basically, you eat healthy fats, lean protein, and a lot of veggies. That is an overly simplified version, but that is what it boils down to for me. I have had great results when I zone my food and really pay attention to my serving sizes. However, I tend to be overly restrictive for a few months and then fall off the wagon big time. This is my cycle which I am committed to breaking. And I am not going to wait for the New Year, but rather I am going to start with my next meal. So I may eat my words later, but as of this moment, I am going to be on the zone 100% and work out 4 times a week on my own until classes start again. No Christmas cookies and brownies and all that junk. Sure, I love it. But what good does it do me? One cookie for me just triggers a downward trend so I just have to cut it out. I think my mistake before, however, has been that I don't allow myself any of the "unfavorable" carbs like pasta and bread and rice. While I am not going to eat it often or in a high quantity, I think it is important for me to include a little in my diet to help prevent that cycle of being really strict and then feeling deprived and then giving in…for a week….or two weeks…

So that is it. My official commitment to myself and to anyone who reads this. Zone. Zone. Zone. Workout. Workout. Workout. Enjoy the holidays in a way that doesn't revolve around food and stuffing myself and going into a sugar coma. It will be a first, but a great way to wrap up a great year.

1 comment:

J-Lee said...

You can always think about me and the warm and fuzzy feelings I invoke...