Monday, June 25

5a-Larabar, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, c reg, supps
6a-c reg w 2T coconut milk
630a-taught class, did warmup only
8a-2c reg, Larabar
10a-2 amazing macaroons, 2c decaf w 2T coconut creamer
1045a-personal training
12p-bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, salad w avocado & balsamic, med apple
2p-afternoon train (~20 min)
615p-2c asparagus, 2oz mixed raw nuts, 2oz mixed burnt nuts, 3T coconut butter
Throughout day-3.5 quarts water

This week's eating plan: play with fasting partial days, keep eating PWO for recovery, but fast before workouts (on non-Dustin days) as long as I'm feeling good.

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed. Solid, woke naturally about 430a (alarm for 450) and dozed for a while. Nice!

Body: Feeling good. Bit stiff all over. Shin just as sore as yesterday. Perhaps worsened by bike ride? Post-session: tweaked neck. Very tight right trap. Kept regularly stretching and rubbing and talking nicely to it. Iced in eve.

Serious GI distress early morning. I suspect the lack of supplements all day Saturday caused problems rather than what I had eaten. Back on track today, mostly, though I spaced on bringing supps to work. Gah!

Brain: Worried about shin. Not end-of-the-world worried, but very concerned. Bright spot: a gift from Joy of two new Larabar flavors and a bag of wondertastic perfect macaroons. My people are the bomb diggity!

Here is why everyone needs a Dustin: I told him my shin still hurt. He asked more about where exactly, when it started, etc, then simply said, "Keep an eye on it." Calm. Unemotional. Rational. I wish my internal voice sounded a lot more like him.

I got my Turn 'Em Loose nominations. There were 6, and each of them described a pretty amazing person. The kind of person I want to be but usually don't feel that I am; I desperately want to live up to those words. I wish I felt like I deserved them! I must have the lowest self-esteem in the world; I don't feel like they could possibly be describing me. And yet, they obviously are, the things they say that I did are all true, so why do I feel such a disconnect? Maybe I just have higher expectations for everyone else, because I mostly just feel like I'm doing the bare minimum that any average human would do.

Habit: I am already feeling massive improvements from this habit after just one single week. I still have many mirror observations where I zero in on my belly immediately, but my thoughts aren't immediately negative! However, I am still working at coaching my thoughts in several subtle ways. Like if I look at my belly and don't think negative, but don't think positive either, then I'll prompt myself for a positive comment. An example from this morning: I like my proportions, in terms of shoulder/waist/hips, just want to flatten that belly a bit  (here I prompted myself to end positively) although it looks good just as it is, right now.  I can hardly believe the progress I've made in one week!

Priorities: 4 more unsubscribes. Fewer junk in my inbox, less time wasted, more time for the good things in life.

WOD: Fuel. As in, food is fuel for athletes. And I am an athlete*. And I need to eat like it. And you should, too. High-quality food full of vitamins and minerals. Enough to fuel stellar performance and recovery. That's really all there is to it. Super simple. So why isn't it easy?

*Do you realize that saying this still doesn't feel natural to me?  That I still  think of myself as a lazy-ass bookworm? WHAT THE FUCK. Maybe my next habit focus should be changing that line of thinking.

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
-William Durant

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