I am in a bit of shock, so this will be brief (you're welcome!),
My eating has been insanely disciplined in terms of staying at or under 1,700 calories.
I went for a run tonight after work...my neighborhood 5K route. I told Mrs. Clyde and the kids that I was going for my fastest time. And I crushed it. Previous record: 37:06 last weekend. Tonight? 35:30!
Oh, and then, I rode my bike to a night meeting and back...4 miles!
My goal for Saturday's weigh-in is 285...I am betting on 283 now. We'll see.
If you are at all reading this and have that mixture of kindness and hatred for my "in-the-zone" state that I am in, I understand. I could guess as to how this switch gets turned on and off, but I would just be guessing. While here in this magic place of motivation, I am going to make the most of it.
And if you are not in that place, but want to be, please consider this:
- 10 days ago, I weighed 5 pounds more than I do today and my motivation was missing.
- When I went out for my run last Thursday, I kept thinking "I'm too tired. I just ate dinner. It is too hot outside." But like Madame Cur recently commented: Enjoy "the zone"! I wasn't there today, but I ran any way. Guess I can fake it. That run became my personal record...until tonight!
- Try following my little motto for this site: Commit. Train. Results. I have some 5K races that I signed up for this fall and a huge cycling race. I've committed to certain goals, so now I must train for them. And the results are really showing. This strategy just happened spontaneously, but it is working for me and I am very grateful.
I want to know your specific goals or commitments that help keep you focused. What are you working for? A race? A new low weight? Do you have a timeline? Please leave a comment and let us know.
Keep moving, everyone!