“Whenever this happens to me, I try to remind myself of a simple rule: never miss twice. If I miss one day, I try to get back into it as quickly as possible. Missing one workout happens, but I’m not going to miss two in a row. Maybe I’ll eat an entire pizza, but I’ll follow it up with a healthy meal. I can’t be perfect, but I can avoid a second lapse. As soon as one streak ends, I get started on the next one. The first mistake is never the one that ruins you. It is the spiral of repeated mistakes that follows. Missing once is an accident. Missing twice is the start of a new habit.” — Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
I am, again, on a treadmill walking. Drove back from Napa today and wanted to not miss two days in a row. Because boy oh boy did I miss my workout and healthy eating yesterday.
This was one of those planned ones, but I did assume there’d be a hotel gym when there wasn’t. And instead of making up a body weight exercise, I made up a body of excuses.
This excuse begins in a wooden barrel and then is transferred to stainless steel for the crisp finish you’ll feel.
That excuse is made up of 7 different varieties of smaller excuses creating a fascinating blend that goes with nearly everything.
In any case, the post vacation bloat stats
- current weight: 175 lbs
- goal weight for Oct 9: 164 lbs (not happening!)
- goal weight for Dec 31: 159 lbs (possible)
What went well this week: Bigger Leaner Stronger 5 day split
I’m really enjoying this split. The numbers seem to be going up so it at least seems like I’m getting stronger if I’m not losing fat. The frequency is nice and it’s good to not really need to think about if I’m going to go to the gym that day or not.
What could be improved: Some choices in Napa
Planning to indulge at a wedding is fine for the goals I have in mind.
Eating to 110% at meals the day before, probably not necessary. That said, I don’t quite regret it the way that I do destroying a bag of Cheetos.
Still, I have a sneaking suspicion that I shouldn’t order two desserts.
What to focus on this week: Back to salads and pre cooked meat
Loaded up on Caesar salads, chicken breast, and grass fed sirloin at Trader Joe’s.
Going to a Seahawks/Niners game this weekend. When I went to an SF Giants game earlier this year, I ate a crab sandwich, steak sandwich, and half pound kielbasa.
So for this upcoming time at a stadium, I will try not to eat a crab sandwich, steak sandwich, and half pound kielbasa.