August 29, 2022

I’m beginning the long process of preparing for my 2023 racing schedule, so I’ll need start with the basics. First, I’ll need to drop weight. As I there’s less of me to carry around, it should become easier to train for a longer period of time at a faster overall pace. So the first few weeks are planned out to burn significant calories and maintain a rather consistent state of calorie debt. In order to create this calorie deficit, I’ve developed a few rules of the road:

  • No eating after 8pm
  • No eating until at least 12pm – so intermittent fasting for 16 hours
  • No alcohol
  • No soda
  • No bread
  • No sweets
  • 2 packets of oatmeal for lunch
  • 2 Workouts a day
  • Drink at least 8 cups of water
  • No carbs with dinner

So the goal is to score a passing grade each day. Since a passing grade in school is 70%… I need to get at least 7 of these 10 items done each day. Today wasn’t a bad start:

SCORE: 80%
Stop eating at 8pm the prior evening. – DONE
No eating until lunch – 12pm – DONE
No alcohol. – DONE
No soda. – FAIL
No bread – DONE
No sweets – FAIL
2 packs of oatmeal for lunch – DONE
2 workouts a day – DONE
At least three Yeti’s of water – DONE
Lite dinner – no carbs – DONE

I was able to get some cardio in after work, and then some yoga right before bed. The weakness today was the soda and the sweets. I’ll need to figure out how to take the edge off of the hunger pangs that hit around 2:30pm.