Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Sunday Report

Here are the numbers:

Swim: 3100.00 Yd 1h 15m
Bike: 35.82 Mi 4h 24m 36s (2 hours of spinning, hence the low mileage)
Yoga: 1 h

Total: 6h 39m 36s

My foot feels fantastic. Per the advice of the coaches on BT, I have decided to take an easy 2-3 weeks of no planned training. That doesn't mean I am not doing anything, but I am just doing what I want to with no particular focus or plan.

The result is...weight gain. Of course that might have something to do with the fact that I ate whatever I wanted this week. So in an effort to avoid gaining any more lbs and keeping some sort of nutritional focus, I have come up with my own nutritional challenge. I think there is something about my personality that makes me respond much better to goals and challenges, rather than just float along happily doing what I know I should be doing. One day, I'm sure I will get to the bottom of this strange idiosyncracy, but in the meantime, I will cater to myself in a way that I know I will respond.

Here is my challenge (feel free to challenge yourself as well!):

Week 1 - August 24-August 30.

Points available: 3 per day (I'm thinking the point values might change as I get deeper into the challenge.)

1 point for eating 3 servings of veggies.
1 point for eating 3 servings of fruit.
1 point for not overeating or splurging.

Point goal for week 1: 18 points.

I think I will keep track of my daily points on my training log, and then report the weekly points here in my Sunday report.

What this really comes down to for me is accountability, and I need to start holding myself accountable rather than needing someone else to do it for me. Maybe one day I will not need nutritional "rules", but that day has not yet arrived.

I'm interested in what you do to keep yourself on the straight and narrow nutritional track. Please let me know!!


  1. looks like a good challenge ... I'd join you but lately... if it's not nailed down, I'm eating it !

  2. Is it sad that I automatically figured out how many days I could splurge under your plan if I ate my fruits and veggies every day and still hit 18 points for the week? :)

    So glad to hear that your foot is feeling better!


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