So one of the great things about you reading my blog as I achieve my goals… or in some cases, make mistakes, poor choices, and take a couple of steps backward… you can learn from what I am doing and hopefully avoid some of the same pitfalls. I have written about choice and routine. I took full responsibility for falling off the wagon (or mindfully stepping off the wagon). But I honestly don’t think I had a full understanding of my anti-progress. I guess that would be digress.
24 July to 6 August 2012: These are basically the days that I was on leave and basically ate whatever I wanted and while active, did not make a conscious effort to work out. No CrossFit. No marathon training. Plenty of beer. Tons of crappy, refined food. So basically two weeks of living my bad lifestyle again. On 24 July, I weighed 219.6 lbs. On 7 August, once all of my friends were gone, and Jaime and I began running full sprint and jumping back on the wagon, I weighed 226 lbs. My waist went from 39.5 inches back to 41.5 inches. After close examination of the photos from those days (I am taking them every day), it was a very clear difference.
Today, 14 August, I was back down to 221.0 lbs. I am hoping to be below 220 lbs by the end of the week. So what is the point of all of this?
We will always have vacations. Extended periods where we are away from home… in the middle of the move, long business trips. And if fitness is truly one of our priorities, we cannot throw it to the side for the sake of relaxation. There is a definite mind set that I want to adopt for the future. Without the mind set, it just me writing a bunch of words in cyberspace. The proof is in the pudding. Mmmmm, pudding.
We will always have special events: birthday parties, special catamaran cruises, bachelor parties and weddings where the drinks are frees. While I don’t think one day will set you back like two weeks of debauchery will, we have to be aware of the cumulative effects of not taking care of ourselves.
Let’s make good choices!