I've been working like a maniac recently and needed a break to recharge. That's what I did last weekend. I didn't work AT ALL (except for the insectary) for two days and didn't train and ate junk food. It was a cold, rainy weekend and I wore pajamas the entire time and snuggled with Luke and the pig ninjas on the couch. Awesome! Now I feel much better and more motivated.
got back on the trainer and rode for 45 minutes. The trainer is evil and mind-numbing but totally necessary since I can't always ride outside. The trainer turns my bike into a stationary bike. Next week I start a super-intensive trainer plan that will jump start my speed for the nicer biking weather and longer daylight hours. It's supposed to be crazy hard and I can't wait.
Ran 3.06 miles with the doggies this morning. Avoided getting hit by a car (wonder what that crazy a#$hole was running from?) and enjoyed the brisk morning air. Came home and did P90X chest and back and Ab Ripper X. That Ab Ripper is a killer. "I hate it, but I love it!"
After last weekend, I'm also trying to get back on track with my nutrition. Yes, I know, I'm small, I don't need to lose weight. I agree, but I don't want to gain any...that makes running harder on the joints and climbing harder on the hills. Guess it makes swimming easier...uh, not worth the trade-off. Also, I want to function at my best...lots of muscle and not a lot of pork. Started counting calories and protein again, which makes everything not as much fun. Determined not to be too neurotic, though. For example, on Saturday I'm going to a Halloween party and I WILL eat everything there.
It's crazy how many fat endurance athletes there are. My guess is that everyone underestimates calories and overestimates calories burned. If I ate processed food, there is no way I could eat enough to be full and stay under my calorie limits. Training makes me so hungry it's really easy to overeat. I can only imagine if I had a slow metabolism...I'd be huge! Thank you mom and dad for good skinny genes and healthy eating habits :)