So – yesterday (Saturday) was a 40 minute run with Team In Training (Sendoff for the Nike Marathon), then more “working crossfit” building our patio area. Granted – H does a lot more of the lifting than I do – but I do enough! (You can see some of the photos of the quartzite “WOD” HERE on my Instagram feed.)
Today we’re going to theatre with my Mom and Dad (Berkeley Rep) – and then it’s Episode 3 of The Amazing Race.
I have the Nike Marathon a week from today – so next week I’m going to be working on stretching/etc. at Crossfit, plus one exercise. I think I talked about this before: I spoke with both Bo and Anthony, and they pointed out that there are SO many exercises in Crossfit that it’s best to pick one at a time and really “get” it, then move on to the next. I’ve decided to work on pull-ups, because it’s just upper body. This will keep my legs “free” and “resting” for a week before the marathon.
One of the things that I realized a few weeks back is that I seem to only be able to “hold onto” one big life change at a time. It’s like, if I’m doing one, I want to get my “treats” from the other. What does that mean? I was SUPER good with eating, especially when I was doing the DietBet with my friends. But I wasn’t so good with working out – I was way more of a couch potato in fact. Then, when I started doing the working out, I stopped paying attention to diet. No – worse – I got really bad with it! Of course it doesn’t help that my husband likes how I cook, and we have a big wine cellar ;-)
So today, starting tomorrow, I’m recommitting to the food “thing.” When I saw my doctor (I have some health issues that have cropped up recently), he said in his typical New York Jewish way (said with great love), that “now that I’m over 50” I have to stop eating “like I’m 20” because I’ve “reached the time in my life when I can’t have babies, and so my metabolism has ratcheted way down so that the rest of the tribe doesn’t put me out on the ice floe.” Thanks, Doc (laugh) – but I know that’s true. Sad, but true.
I use Jillian Michael’s BodyBugg (I wear it 24/7) – and I was recording all my food on her website – and will be again, starting Monday.
SIGH! I hate doing that, but I really need to get a grip on this, and I also know it’s (those dreaded words!) “Good for me.”
Besides, who wants to be put out on the ice floe?!?