It’s one thing for me to be handing out advice, but am I following what I’m preaching?…mmm…How many of us can say that…waffle waffle waffle…Dave’s Reality check…because its good to have them!
I’ve hot my usual plateau at 80kg, however have done well thus far to keep clean and active. There has still been the usual tension in with relations and strains with finances and expectations of others, but it’s still all good. The Damn weather has really sucked, yet the rain was good…over all it’s been positive enough to find silver lining in every set back and or usual state of events. I have been able to get my wife up and walking for a few days now…that’s a big PLUS and hopefully we shall continue to take baby steps there! (The seed is planted!...lets see how I can cultivate that one!)
If not only to please my wife and ease her suffering…as well as mine LOL … I do need to do more in the house…Like I do all the laundry and clean the kitchen picking up after everyone…but still…I can feel that whip cracking once too often…I can’t stand the background noise of the telly, so have classical station…usually gets the house work done much quicker…might even have the bed fresher more often…Enough work is trickling through…a little more would not be bad I guess.
My latest revelation is getting up on my Hydration levels. I now take my camel pack on my 10K runs. Sipping water on the run has really helped my recovery times 10 fold!!! I am on a mission at the moment to log in 10km runs at the rate of 2 days on, 1 day off consecutively for two weeks running. If I am feeling ok after that…I do believe I will embark on a Marathon Training Schedule. I did try this once before with a Blog and all…BUT…I was not ready then and I came crashing down. I feel this time however my whole attitude to wellbeing for the long haul is ready for such a test. The whole process will be open to change as is my current activities. We shall see!
My weight routine has been changed to a full body workout every other day, as compared to designated muscle groups over a two day split with one off in-between. The focus is no off muscle mass, and more on circuit training with toning and basic strength training in mind. My focus will mainly be on the upcoming marathon training…NO RACE in mind…just me and my new challenges is all.
The thing is……….I’m still in my plateau area, however my records indicate that I am about to break out of this…in order to do so…I need to really focus on what is required…Number one…keep my wife and the house happy…number two…back off the weights…number 3 step up the cardio!!!
That’s it…I’ve beaten the food…YEA!!!!!!!!!!! &^%$ YEAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! Sorry…that was a quest I drilled like no other…I am so glad to of beaten that dragon…sure I may slip here and there…But just like when I gave up smoking…I never let set backs lead me into bigger wholes…instead they make me all the more stronger!!!.................SO……I can clearly see the differences in eating this or that food and when eating them, in as much as how they effect me on and off the scales. I am now setting new goals with getting into bed EARLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! To get the sleep my body needs in order to smash this plateau and get the ball rolling…….So with my new found rest and Hydrations levels…I’m going to make the next two weeks count…
I’ll be counting down from this coming Monday…if I can keep up the huge effort with my 10k morning runs and circuit training every other day for two weeks straight…I think I will be ready for Phase 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That’s my reality check over and done with… Time to clean this place up……..later guys