It hasn’t been that long since work and I had to take a temporary hiatus. I miss my work. I love doing personal training, and I especially love doing it in person with people who might not be able to do it otherwise. People with age, health and balance issues for whom trying to follow along on the computer is not really an option even if they are tech savvy. I also miss my little swimmers!
I’m not sure when my attitude dipped and the eating commenced. Stress eating, boredom eating, emotional eating, call it what you will, i would have said no, its not a problem, but last night I was bloated and miserable, from poor food choices. And when I started back tracking, I found it began on Sunday, when I was slated for heavy legs and could only do part of my workout. I remember voicing the concern that I would lose a lot of ground without that part of my workouts.
So Three days. Not a lot, but I can do a lot of nutritional damage in three days.
But its also just a hiccup in a long term plan…
Today I have been concentrating on the basics. Drinking lots of water, because I am a ‘Bring on the Salt’ type of girl. This is not good for my blood pressure among other things. Taking a look at what I can add to my program to make up for the loss of heavy work, and believe it or not, adding more cardio. This is to help fill time, and not an effort to out run my eating.
Meanwhile on the food front, for today I can say I have only eaten what i intended to when i intended to eat it.
I know a lot of people are struggling right now with being able to workout at all, or with having to make such drastic changes to their style of workout that it nearly kills the desire to try at all.
I am fortunate to have what I need mostly, for the type of work I like to do. I can bench, I can dead-lift. Over the years I have collected various and sundry types of accessory equipment. Losing hope over the lack of one area of my program does not suit me well.
I will embrace this time to:
A. do what I can B. Work on the areas I usually neglect ‘how do you spell flexibility and mobility?” C.Try something new
And above all I will be grateful, for my health, for the health of those I love, for a clean warm safe place to live, and for discipline, that magic tool which always keeps me moving, regardless of how I feel about it on any given day.
Take care of yourself, celebrate the good things, hunker in with your families and make excuses to have fun, and know this, if you think you see someone jumping at my house, its not me. LOL