Thursday, August 10, 2006
taking it easy
I hate to say this for fear of jinxing myself, but in the last few days it has been easier for me to follow my program and I have been feeling much more body confidence. I am sure that the good weigh-in and shopping trip helped. I also checked the khakis I bought at J. Crew that were just a little too snug when I bought them -- they now fit. They are still very close-fitting, but not in a bad way. I am starting to like what I see in the mirror again.
I think one thing that has helped is that since my race, I have cut back a bit on the intensity of my exercise but have been doing more workouts. So this week I have had two long easy bike rides instead of going out and hammering it one day. I also took sort of a day off yesterday -- I lifted weights but didn't do any cardio. I think I had been trying too hard to "whip myself into shape," and ironically, since I've eased up on myself a little, I've seen positive changes. I'm sure part of it was that I was rewarding myself for those killer workouts by not being as strict with my food plan.
I know myself too well to think this honeymoon period will last forever, so I'm enjoying it while it lasts.
"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07