Yep, I had to wipe out last week - unfortunately its too late now to do anything about it, whats done is done and what I've eaten has gone straight to my hips, now I just get on a deal with it. So today is the day I got back on track, cleaning up the diet and exercise, thinking about what I am eating and what I will be eating later and most importantly not just eating for the sake of it. I think I have expressed enough the troubles I have with food, it is and probably always will be my biggest down fall, my diet is probably 80-85% great, the problem I have is the other 15-20%. The good things are just too good to resist, its not even like I eat fast food or have lots of fizzy drinks, but when it comes to bread and cakes thats when it gets really hard. It really doesn't matter if I am full or not, a nice warm slice of bread is just simply irresistible, or even a warm muffin, hot apple pie with custard (that has to be the English in me). The pattern here is warm or hot, and yes this maybe the issue for most, those Winter days are coming and that comfort food is just so tempting. I also believe it is in our nature to actually want to put on weight around this time of year just so you have an extra 'layer' to keep warm. I am not sure if this is an old wives tale or not, but I am sure I am heard it on the grapevine a few times.
Ok to get over this slump, I have am going to try and run again (hopefully minus the knee and ankle injuries), and by incorporating doing my rehabilitation exercises I will hopefully be able to run injury free (that would be an awesome thought). The reason why I am now going to try and incorporate some runs into my weekly routine, as I have found in the past that this has helped with the weight stabilisation and keeping it off, since usually I used to do this in conjunction with my other exercise, but because of my knee/ankle I sort of stopped. Now is the time to start again, and today was that day. YEAH!!
Starting off nice and easy with a 5km run on the treadmill, I really hate treadmill running (but at this stage its low risk and low impact), there is something about just running on the spot that is so damn boring, at least when your outside, you can take in your surrounds, enjoy the fresh air and get from a to b, but thats not the point. The point is, at least I did something, now I just have to keep doing it at least 2-3 times a week, including my other workouts and clean up my eating - I hope I should be good to go for enduro in 6 weeks time.
This will hopefully keep me motivated and give me another reason to get out of bed in the mornings, since it has been so cosy and warm, just getting out of bed to get to the gym has seriously been hard work.
Keeping you posted on the OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) journey. Letting you know about courses, events and general health and fitness.