The second week is always more difficult than the first week when I recommit. This week was no exception. It’s been hard for many reasons and I have been exhausted. I fought through though and am ready to keep going.
For the record, I logged:
4 workouts at IronTribe
2 bike rides, more or less.
It is more difficult than I expected to get back on the bike. I went out on a Friday ride last week and did ok. Sunday was a different story. It was really hot and I am just not acclimated. I was also having trouble shifting and getting in the right ring. Part of that was because I needed a new chain and some adjustments which I took care of this week. I tried again on Friday but I was exhausted. I knew it wasn’t a day to ride and I turned out to be right. I dropped off and spent some time riding around the block getting used to shifting my new chain and then came home. I’ll try again tomorrow.
I took a different approach to cooking this week and it worked pretty well. Instead of making X number of recipes and eating the same thing all week, I prepped vegetables and put them in bags and bowls. Then I just had to grab ingredients and put together meals. I mixed things up and didn’t eat the same thing every day. I had a few work related meetings with lunch that made my eating less than perfect but not awful. It’s all a process and part of life.
I have been challenging myself in the gym. I’ve done things that I had not previously, like carrying a weight over my head for 100 yards. I’m enjoying swimming again more than ever. The best thing is that I am not pressuring myself with a race. I can just go swim. I love racing and may do more but for now, I am just enjoying the process.