I have no idea why I didn't sleep well last night, but I didn't. It made today exceptionally difficult. I was able to grab a short nap after my haircut today, before returning to work. It helped. And was needed since I planned on picking up my grandson Noah after work.
Noah joined me for dinner and a Christmas lights tour! He LOVES the Christmas lights. He was in awe. It was quality time with that little guy, for sure.
I'm in a real slump with my workouts of late. Chris, a loyal reader of this blog, suggested it might be a kind of self-sabotage. I think Chris is hitting on something. I must explore this a little deeper in order to change my perspective and routine. I hold many non-negotiable elements sacred, but the workouts have never fallen into that category of importance.
I think part of it is being in maintenance mode. My brain seems to relax a little. It's not as urgent as it once was. I'm super careful and aware if this type of dynamic tries to creeps into my food disciplines-but I'm too lax in letting it infect my exercise/strength training plan. It goes back to what I've written time and time again, "well at least my food plan was solid," and that's great, however, I seem to allow that thought to enable less of a commitment in the exercise department.
I've really been tough on me today. I'm disappointing myself in this area and that doesn't feel good. In their book "Be Quick--But Don't Hurry," Andrew Hill and John Wooden wrote "If we magnified our blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier." I get that, I do, but I think I might be doing it too much. I suppose there's a better balance needed.
I wonder what would happen if I gave my strength training and overall exercise schedule the same importance level I apply to the fundamental elements of my recovery?
My Tweets Today:
Dark roast with three tablespoons half & half X 2 cups. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/NB5onj7XkI— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 16, 2015
Breakfast in MFP... pic.twitter.com/MKolLqB2Xe— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 16, 2015
3 egg whites-1 whole egg omelet w/137g avocado, 6.3oz Pink Lady Apple, 5.6oz orange & 4oz banana. 566 cal. pic.twitter.com/297DYrJAAR— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 16, 2015
Lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/tlKJmHrhNE— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 16, 2015
Big lunch. Fajita steak tacos w/6oz fajita beef, onions & jalapeños, 30g sr crm, 28g cheese, 14gChips, salsa. 711cal pic.twitter.com/YBJratiCPL— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 16, 2015
Midday venti dark roast pour over with three tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/h188hFpwSV— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 16, 2015
Sirloin & Veggie Kabobs w/8.2oz sirloin, grn & yllw pepper & red onion. 235g swt.pot.fries w/3 sec OOSpray. 663 cal. pic.twitter.com/VcST2ialOG— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 17, 2015
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/BlA5qWtsMc— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 17, 2015
5.9oz Pink Lady Apple, 3.5oz orange & 2.5oz banana. 3 cup bottle of water= #watergoal #lastfoodofday 168 cal. pic.twitter.com/XVtHXPJmH8— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 17, 2015
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