Hi team- i’m on the road unexpectedly for two weeks of work and can’t put in time to attempt to participate in the 10km program. it is absolutely impossible for me to follow the diet and/or to follow the training program. wishing everyone nothing but success with the last few weeks of the program.
completed my indulgence on saturday. it came during a week where i really wanted to eat clean. the indulgence would have come at a great time for me the week before, when I had numerous social engagements and no flights. I had a juicy hamburger and some mayo with french fries and it has completely thrown my system off. i had just completed a long haul flight to the US again and I almost took my weekly photo a day early, because I was feeling good about the visible progress. then after i ate the burger (and the obligatory mayo with my fries), i became bloated to the point that i delayed my weekly photo by 3 days. in 36 hours i fly back to hong kong, i really, really regret partaking in the indulgence. and i didn't even go overboard. i try to be especially careful during weeks when i have too many long haul flights- some weeks, such as this one, i will do 3 long hauls in 1 week-that paired with minimal sleep, trying to cope with different time zones and topped off with a burger was a bad combo. 😥
I find the hardest day of the week to get my diet and exercise right are on the days when I do not work out first thing in the morning. I try and set myself up for success by having my workout clothing placed next to my alarm, so when i get up to turn off the alarm everything is ready to go, this includes my workout mat and exercise bands. The night before I even write out my workout routine, so I am mentally prepared. If anyone is looking for an excellent book to read, which happens to touch on the subject of routines, I highly recommend Tools of Titans.
This past week I think I hit the Kenzai valley and then I flew from Hong Kong to Maine, so being on the opposite time zone and severely jet lagged has thrown my diet off a bit. It has been a challenge to time my meals correctly. It has been difficult to space them out the way I normally would have. I've been completing my workouts at the end of the day, whereas in HK they would be the first thing done to start my day. However I have managed to complete most of my workouts and to eat clean, but just hard to feel motivated.
Before I flew to the US I had friends over to my place in HK for dinner, enjoyed the wonderful dishes brought over by others as well as some champagne and some lovely red wine.