Here I am going over my training plan with my coach, renowned fitness expert Dr. Butch Strongwell. The guy is a brutal fitness monster, with no tolerance for weakness!
Thanks to all of you who have commented over the past few days. I was basically off my "plan" (which is low-cal, lots of water, and exercise) for about 4 days. Nothing too tragic, just a sedentary speed-bump. Though I didn't expect it, I never doubted that I would get back on plan. It seems that you never doubted me either. Thanks.
Here's why/how I went off plan:
Complacency - hit a new low weight(!) and felt I could relax for a day or two (or four).
Groceries - Ran out of fresh fruit and veggies, so I didn't have healthy snacks to grab.
Water - ...did not drink much.
Exercise - Some stressful stuff is still going down with my wife's work situation, so we are talking a lot and sleeping a little. Very sad and frustrating.
Denial - I avoided the "scoreboard" (no scale, no counting of calories), which makes it hard to know you are losing ground.
Here's how I got back on plan:
Did the opposite of the things that got me off-track. Ate well today and logged it in to sparkpeople.
I'll get more detailed on my normal food plan tomorrow, but today I ate 1,500 calories and drank tons of liquids.
Tonight (Wednesday), I ran 3.1 miles in 35:37. Missed my PR by 7 seconds (but this is the first time I've worked out in one week). I ran the first two miles (that is only my second time doing that)!