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What if you stopped “what iffing”?

OK, not exactly part of my fitness journey, but I really liked Seth Godin this morning.  And the truth is, I have way less “iffing” now that I have training.  Too busy doing things and improving to worry about what ifs.  Well, not entirely, but certainly LESS.


It’s about time …

I am not a runner.  But I do walk on the tread mill for some cardio and to warm up.   It was truly a walk for a long time, but in the last year or so I tried to put in little jogs now and then.  It was never a target to run.  Nevertheless, my 1/2 hour on the treadmill is now around 1.5 mins of running for every 2 mins of walking:  hitting a new distance record (30 mins is all I can take) tonight.

I just gradually added more time on the run.  At first, just over 20 seconds was all I could do, and then needed a 3 minute rest.

So; it’s certainly not going to make me a marathoner, but I have a rhythm that I can maintain, and that feels good.

Doing something…

So, that’s a bit of an issue.  3kgs over the weight I want to be for the meet in a week.  Garth and Jerimiah don’t want me to do any cutting …and to be fair; I should have been a bit more controlled before, but it is what it is and I don’t want to abuse myself over it.  There’s enough going on with a first meet that some compassion is in order as well.  There’s that theme again.

Anyway, in looking at cutting (not gonna but was …) there was some stuff that I divited I CAN do that will move me closer without undue pressure.  And just cause I won’t make it is no reason to give up, either.  I am just not ramping up to crazy.

So here’s the plan;

  • I’m going to swap out my 2-3 a day fruits for veggies.
  •  I’m going to replace one of the 2 daily yogurt with chicken.
  • I might try to cut water (reduce sodium and drink more until Wednesday and then taper…but will see what Jerimiah says about that.

Control, but compassion.  That theme again.  Not nothing, but not crazy.

Oh, and I went for a run tonight.  🙂

A quick peek back….

I am visiting Montreal this week… and went into our local office after a client visit, and Immediately ran into someone I trained on Project Management – in a 3 day session in Oct 2014.

She was like “Woah!  Look at you, blah, blah….”.  And reminded me that when I trained them, I had talked about adult learning, and how I had just joined a gym and was having to hold someones hand in order to squat, or I’d fall over.  I guess I used it as an analogy to some other topic in the sessions.

Anyway, I was 35# heavier then.  And probably walking with a bit more swagger now.  🙂   ……And she said … “I guess you figured it out . ”

Yeah, I guess I did!





I love training on Fridays….

I don’t know how that warrants a full post, but it does.   I have been like “I feel great.  I love gym on Friday. Wow, I feel pumped. blah blah blah .” So…. either I am having a bit of a moment…. or there’s something to this Friday thing. It’s happened before, so I am going with the latter.