February 21st, 2019

Today I felt deliciously saucy.  I limited my calorie intake during breakfast and lunch, an d upped my water intake again to take away from the hungry feeling.  It’s not easy getting used to less calories while increasing exercise – but what I’m doing is cutting out the empty calories from my daily regimen…and it’s sad to say, but there were a TON of items in my normal dietary routine that brought absolutely no material value to me whatsoever.  Seriously.  What in the name of all that’s holy was I thinking?

Laziness.  That’s all it was.  Laziness.

The headaches begin at around 3pm, but I know what’s causing them – so I try to ignore them through taking in water and chomping on some raw almonds.  Yeah – that’s culinary heaven.

My evening workout was a humdinger.  Started with a relaxed 45 minute run, with no time or pace expectations.  Transitioned to a 45 minute swim (before the sun set so that the water was at least quasi-warm), and then finished with some basic strength work.  All in all, I put in about 2 hours of training…and I earned a glass of wine with dinner.

Today was a high volume day for me.  There will be plenty more of these days coming in 2019.  As I lose the weight, this will get easier.  For now, I need to embrace the suck.


March 3rd…..4 hours on the bike with a goal of 80 miles or more in order to raise money to fight cancer.  Please check out my Cycle for Survival donation page (I’ve attached the link below), and consider a donation to this important cause.  Thanks!

…and if you’re interested in checking out my race schedule, I’ve shared that link below as well!

My cycle for Survival Donation Page!

2019 and 2020 Race Schedule

Author: backofthepacker

A slow running, wine slurping, Disney-loving, bourbon swilling triathlete that is simply looking to go from ordinary to extraordinary...and hopefully motivate others along the way.

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