If you're just joining The Clydesdale Project, my wife and 2/3 of my kids are away for the week. That leaves me and my 9-year old to have our own Dude's Week. Yes, he has eaten fruit and is not glued to the tv, he brushes his teeth (sometimes) and has showered (once). He's made forts out of the pillows and cushions and spends a lot of time wearing only his underwear. With the rest of the family gone, he seems to be transforming into something more primal, yet with more energy.
Tonight, we did a short bike ride. Not a workout, but a fun time for the two of us.
Tuesday night, I got a very short RUN in on my own. I intended to do my neighborhood 5k route, but started at about 5pm when it was still over 100 degrees. I felt great (initially) and started to run without a warm-up walk. I ran the first mile, walked a bit back up the hill, then ran about 3/4 mile and finished with a short cool down walk. 2.25 miles in about 28 minutes. I know, short run, but I was running more than I have lately and it just got so bloody hot. Next time, I'll bring water along (should've known better).
My son and I are still missing the rest of the family, who are returning Friday night. I am eating decently this week, but definitely above my 1700 calorie limit. With the rest of the family gone, it is hard for me to stick to my low-cal stuff and make the boy eat his regular food on his own. So, we are compromising a bit. He is sad that the family is apart and a meal of asparagus and egg whites is not a great time in his book. My goal is to make this a fun week for him, so I am not going to be too concerned about the discipline of my 1700 calories. It's all a balancing act.
I am guessing that my limited exercise and food choices will result in a flat or slight weight gain. So be it. The weight loss/cycling/fitness journey is important to me and I'll continue to pursue my goals. But this week, the priority is to be a great father to my son. The Clydesdale Project is a work in progress...a long work in progress.