This is my journey from couch to athlete.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Turning a year older

I haven't posted in a while for a few reasons, but as someone wished me a happy birthday today on facebook they requested an update so I figured it was time to at least put something down.

This is always an interesting time of year when you look back at this year and forward to the next. It's kind of strange, I would have never predicted how things happened this year but in the end it all turned out like I thought it would. I didn't participate in a single race this year. Actually, I haven't stood at a start line since Ironman. I decided to keep the option open to do GWN again since I had a rollover entry but I still feel absolutely no urge to train or do a race.

I can't even say I tried the P90X challenge. I only made it through a couple of workouts. The trainer on the videos is really irritating, and I found the workouts had too much time standing around doing nothing because you were so fatigued. Spending over an hour doing pushups and chin-ups isn't effective; you do as many as you can and then you sit around until the next set starts. I like the plyometrics and kenpo workouts though. I would much rather do a full body crossfit workout a couple of times a week then that program.

The downside is that I've put on some weight. All the work I put in last year to lose the weight has been wasted. In some ways it's been frustrating having to stick to a restricted eating plan in order to keep the weight off. For the past couple of months I have been trying to motivate myself to go back on my eating plan. I didn't even hate it when I was on it, and I saw great results, yet I just haven't been able to commit to it again.

We'll see what 2010 brings...


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