This is going to be a quick post. I'm sitting in a conference room waiting for a 4-day intensive CBT training to start. That means this might be my last post for the coming week. The week has been stellar so far, though it's only Tuesday morning so that helps. But my motivation is high, which always makes everything easier. Yesterday I went to the gym after work, doing my strength training routine - back/biceps/PT exercises - before heading home and getting on my bike for the 5-mile ride on my training plan.
I had hoped to finish up the ride before dinner but in the end I got home just when dinner was starting so I knew I'd miss it. Miguel was very supportive of my getting the ride done, he knows I'm pushing to get some traction with my training plan. I hopped on the bike and because I was so pressed for time I didn't take any of my normal "stuff" - no Garmin, no heart rate monitor - nor did I remember to take the basics, like water. But I was only riding 5 miles so I was fine.
So I'm on my bike heading down the street, wind in my hair, feeling like I'm gliding when I thought, "Oh triathlon, how I've missed you." I do enjoy running but man have I missed the multi-sport. It's just so fun! I guessed on a route that turned out to be 5.4 miles - perfect!
After getting the kids' lunches done I started in on my own food. This 4-day training is likely going to involve some "bad" snacks and I don't want to be hungry and at the mercy of conference food. So I packed an apple and Greek yogurt for my morning snack and a string cheese and sliced turkey breast for my afternoon snack. And I made a commitment to myself to skip the provided snacks. Lunch is also provided and barring fried twinkies being the entree, I'll be eating the served lunch.
Today's schedule goes until 9pm so I likely won't be getting any exercise in, though I did pack some running clothes just in case the opportunity presents itself. Ok - the conference is getting started so I have to run...have a great week!
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice offering Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for weight loss and maintenance. I have an office in Marin County, CA and I'm also available to see clients via Skype. To learn more please visit my professional website at www.michellefunez.com