I made a mistake yesterday. Not with bad food or not exercising, it was a timing thing. First of all, I had a strong day yesterday. Someone had brought in my favorite snack, chips and a homemade cheesy salsa dip with veggies on top and it was across the cube from me all morning. But right now I’m on a mission to get to 60 in 6 which is next week so I didn’t have any. That moment pushed me through the rest of the day and I was determined to do a 6 miler last night. Here is where I learned my lesson.
Several factors need to be known. Yesterday was my oldest’s birthday and we were going to have family over in the evening so I had to run right after I got home. Second, my wife made pizza which I love and I got the mind-set that I had to eat that pizza last night. That is where I really messed up. I should have forgotten about the pizza last night and had a couple of slices with me for lunch today. I should have had a peanut butter sandwich before the run and waited a half hour to have energy. I did none of that. I had 3 cashews and took off. The whole run was a struggle. It was warm and humid out and I couldn’t get my heart rate up to where I wanted it to be. It averaged around 132/133, not good. Then my pace was off and it added 5 minutes to my time I had last time. Just yuck all over. So then I get home, eat 2 squares of pizza, a half of chicken breast and washed both down with 2 glasses of water. I could feel right away that this was not a good idea. It kept me up until 11:30 and I’m still feeling it. Never again will I set myself up for that. Not worth it.
That being said, it’s Weigh day and I am down 3lbs this week. Need to lose 2 more lbs to reach 60lbs in 6 months. I feel good about it but we’ll see. I feel my focus and determination turning up a notch and hopefully that will carry me through.