Today 6/28/17: I slept hard last night fatigued from yesterday’s mini triath-aceratop (according to my 12 year old). Tuesdays, I have “bricks” on my training schedule but because I missed my swim from Monday, I needed to get in some pool time with a bunch of screaming summer camp kids at the Y. Luckily, they keep one lane open for laps but I couldn’t help but hope to not feel any warm currents come my way. 😂
Got in 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile ride, and a quick 2 mile run. The real test for me was not to give into the hunger. Normally after a decent effort, my brain doesn’t want to bother with tracking calories/macros, etc. I estimate what I’ve “earned” and eat to my heart’s content.
But I’ve learned that it is only a continuation of the reward/punishment cycle of my relationship with food. Over the next 16 weeks minus 3 days, my mindset about food intake will be one of eating according to my goals. Eating so I can be my best at my various athletic endeavours. I want to be free of living a life based on reward and punishment in all of my relationships, not just with my food.
So when push came to shove, I relied on MyFitnessPal to let me know what I needed to get in my body and I was able to stay on point. Just fell a bit short on my protein goals for the day —> which ensued into a comedic, and much too obviously suggestive thread on FB. It can get pretty sophomoric on my Timeline. 😂 #thanksfriends
Half a protein shake did the trick when I finally got home after a really long day of clients, training, more clients. Stayed under calories, almost hit my macro goals and I feel great, albeit a bit sleep deprived. Onward!