|The struggle is worth it|
It actually made me stop and think that if I had a member or a friend ask for advice on what they should do when it hit me. I'd been half ass-ing my workouts after spending the majority of 2013 training for one half marathon or another. I considered this time to be true recovery for my muscles and my brain because come January when training starts again in full force I will be ready. So far I have 4 half marathons on the schedule, though I haven't registered for any of them officially but I know that I'll be training for a long time so this recovery time is also important to me.
In addition to training for what seemed like the majority of 2013 I became a little more relaxed with the food and portions but when I stopped training I didn't change the way I was eating. So, the last few weeks I've been struggling to get back on track. I changed my tracker back to the "lose weight" setting rather than maintaining and dropped my DPT from 28 to 26 in an attempt to lose the 10 pounds that have crept on since early November. It seems to be working but just reinforces the notion that I will always have to be diligent about what, and how much, I eat and drink. Especially during the holidays when there are so many temptations around every corner.
How are you going to manage the temptations around the Holidays?