March 22, 2010

Working on My Fitness

The triathlon season is quickly approaching and my tri-suit still fits me like a GAP t-shirt fits a nine-month pregnant woman. Lately I just can't stop eating junk. My willpower has flown out the window and I have is my excessive ass to show for it. So, to try and change things up I'm going to put two things into action. Because that's what I am, a person of action.

1. I have a phone consultation with a nutritionist on Thursday. I have no idea how I'm going to pay for her services but I really, really need to talk to someone about the best way for me to fuel my body while I'm training and while I'm sitting around on my rear. I read a lot about nutrition and protein and ways to cut calories but I need something better for me than generic nutrition advice. The nutritionist I'm "meeting with" is a former schoolmate of Michael and she went to undergrad for theatre and is now a holistic nutrition/food coach. I think we'll get along just great. Simply filling out the form for the meeting made me really think about my eating habits as a kid and as an adult. I've already made significantly positive changes but I can't seem to cut sugar- refined or straight up. Wish me luck!

2. My friend Pepper (that is his real name) has a fitness DVD that I really want to get my hands on. He's going to let me and Mike borrow it to get a feel for it and see if we like it. It's called P90X and it's three months of muscle confusion. I think my body is just getting used to the activity I participate in and I just don't have the time to make my workouts twice as long to get the same result I used to get in normal time. This will tone me up, help with cardio health and be fun to do with Mike in our living room. Fitting into my tri-suit and no longer worrying about whether or not my dress will be comfortable around my waist are just perks.

Hopefully these will be changes I can keep up with everyday life. I'm worried I won't be able to afford certain foods like more fruit and veg (that stuff is shamefully expensive) or that the DVDs will be too expensive. But I won't know until I do try and make it fit my needs. That's the point of it all, right?

1 comment:

dad said...

The muscle confusion thing really worked for me--I used to do circuit training 3x a week and the constant mix toned me up quickly--wish there was something local like that here. Good luck with P90X!