I do a lot of thinking these days while training. It's kind of odd because I usually just get lost in my sessions like long distance runners or cyclists do. I think I'm adjusting to my new life, which is really the old life that I missed; consistent training. When you've worked as hard as I did and lost some fitness it's hard to regain the momentum necessary enough to sustain an effort to get it back. Don't get me wrong, I'm very strong and very fast for me, but I'm fragile to a greater degree because I have only "maintained" rather than advanced my fitness. SO, here are my random thoughts.
It has many times been said that three letters in the word "routine" are "rut", and three letters in the word "diet" are die". Unfortunately you need some of both of these in order to gain momentum. On the other hand, a friend used to tell me to be selective in my training thresholds with this reasoning; you can begin picking up a calf on the day it is born, and for training you can go out and pick it up every day - for awhile. At some point you can't pick up that cow so why kill yourself and kill the fun of the process?
Along these lines, I used to time every running rep and tried to PR in some lift each day whether it was a PR for a 6 rep, a 3 rep, or whatever. I got better real quick but I dreaded my workouts after awhile and begin getting hurt all of the time. Now I just go with what my body gives me, I ignore the weak mind but listen carefully to the weak body.
Today I'm Mike Myers as the "Fat Bastid", but I'm starting to feel like an athlete again. That feeling will get me over the threshold of fighting myself to be consistent. It also makes me more careful about what I eat.
The moral of today's story is that I have found that without a routine and diet in the initial stages, that I will quickly get in a rut and die athletically while diffusing my internal spirit to get better. In short - I hate myself!! When you're feeling fat and out of shape it's easy to continue the same because you can't get it in gear to get moving all of the time. When you start to get fit you say you're never going back. to fat I can't wait to say that again, but unfortunately that part is required - the wait.
Have a great day and thanks for being here. Today's music is Heart's, "Crazy on You", which I am working on with my guitar. Bubba