Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Back in the Saddle
We had a GREAT time at WDW! I can't wait to tell you all about it - I'll be doing a detailed trip report AND a new article for all ears.net. But let me tease you with some details:
You'll soon hear about:
As always, I return with a mixed blessing of news. Some good - some bad.
Let's start with some bad news. I'm up in terms of weight. Which surprises me a bit. I managed to not eat a single beef item at WDW. I did chicken, fish, sandwiches, etc. And of course, there was a lot of walking and swimming. I think I did about as well as you can! But with 11 days - perhaps it added up. I'm just not sure. And I'm kind of ashamed of where I am weight-wise. But all I can do is keep pushing forward.
But here's the good news. I had zero leg and calf and shin and foot problems. I've NEVER been to WDW and not gotten a blister. My New Balance shoes really worked well and I'm very happy with them headed towards race day.
As for the "pushing forward" part - we know that there's a race I mean to finish in 3ish weeks. But moving forward from that - I plan on training as hard as I can through 2012 - getting faster through each race (improving on every time) - and finally pushing forward and losing that 100 pounds I've been talking about. I'm resetting my Club 8 counter on the blog to ZERO as of today.
We'll be strictly enforcing the 2200 calorie a day diet. We'll be using the elliptical, treadmill, and/or going outside for a distance walk 5 times a week minimum. And we WILL see progress. It might take the whole year to reach the goals - or we might hit them in 6 or 8 months. Who knows?
But it's time to put my behind in the past. Or put the past behind me. Or something. :)