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I spent the weekend in a classroom while it was 80 degrees at the beach, near my house. Not that I ever actually go to the beach, but it feels good to emphasize that point.
It’s been a busy week in general. Very intense, lots of ups and downs, but the outcome has been awesome and I’m excited for what lays ahead. I realize that sounds incredibly vague and wildly pointless, but most will be revealed in good time. The other stuff is just personal hurdles that have sorted themselves out (thank gawd). To say the least, I feel like my business is starting to grow some legs, which is a miracle given that I’ve been slow to wrap my head around this new industry of food.
As for my fitness and nutrition endeavors, I have to say that I love my running renaissance. Chi Running has made all the difference, and I’m excited to take a workshop to further hone my skills in November. I’ve already shaved about 5lbs off my frame, and I attribute that to eating more plants, less sugar and my 10 miles per week of distance.
At this point, I’m really itching to refine/shape some physical goals. I still have the Vegas physique competition looming in my mind, which I haven’t technically said no to yet (and I’m still paying a coach to train me for). Although there’s a part of me that wants to compete again, a bigger part of me is not feeling particularly inspired to starve for 6 weeks or wait around for hours backstage in less than half a square foot of fabric covering my lady parts.
I’ve been watching myself move away from the sport of bodybuilding lately, especially deleting a ton of bodybuilding athletes from my social media channels. I’m tired of reading photo memes that support unhealthy/unbalanced messages about dietary philosophies that I believe are misguided, but more so, I’m so tired of headless selfies of boobs and butt cheeks. Why do physique competitors feel a need to share shots of their abs that show the lower part of their uncovered, highly inflated breasts with the world????
Right now, I’m just focused on putting one foot in front of the other, while trying to determine how to eat/live/sweat in a manner that supports staying lean in a sustainable, close-to-effortless way. I know that the path to being a bikini competitor is not going to get me there, so I’ll continue to just listen to my body and see what works (and then share with you all of course)
- Updated my banner for the blog. Did you see it? I think I need a new name. Why not complicate my life even more?
- Sat through a myriad of presentations on everything from EBITA and cash flow statements to how to determine the ph balance of food products.
- Lifted weights only twice (shhh don’t tell my coach!)
- Ran 3 to 4 miles 3 times (and almost loved doing it)
- Inhaled about 6 Rich Roll podcasts. I’ve got a major crush on him right now.
- Finished reading Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness and started reading Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself(the author is the center of my aforementioned crush)
- Went to bed before 9pm on Saturday night (I think that makes me officially geriatric)
- Ate kale salad with abandon (random, but relevant)
- Ate about 95% plant-based (the eggs are still my nemesis)
- Watched several back-to-back episodes of Breaking Bad. Please don’t spoil the ending for me?
Weekend to do’s
- Catch up on much-needed sleep
- One more run!! 4 miles of Chi running baby
- Entertain friends for din din
- Get through a chunk of Ultraman. I can’t put it down!!