I have written before about my 4 day fitness week, meaning I only do workouts 4 times a week as part of my Functional Fitness program. This is all I need to maintain my anaerobic capacity, strength, agility, stamina, etc.
Here is the addendum: That only works well if you do not have a lot of weight to lose or don’t drink and eat whatever is in front of you. I love to eat. In fact, one of the main reasons I exercise is so I can eat the foods I want. I am not into the paleo diet, nor any other diet at all except maybe some of my meals would pass the Zone Diet test with protein/carb/fat proportions.
This all ties back in with my previous post about having goals. See post here. When I linger in between goals, I tend to be mediocre with my workouts, my eating, and everything else.
“I don’t have to be in perfect shape all the time.”
“I look good enough”
“I feel good enough”
“Yes, I do believe I will buy some wheat beer for home this week”
“Another glass of wine? Why yes.”
“Pizza sounds great for dinner. I don’t feel like cooking either.”
Sound familiar? Don’t worry, life is about balance and we need time to enjoy the gifts in life. By gifts, I am referring to the pizza, beer, and wine. Ummm. By the way, I don’t descriminate: I like reds, ambers, browns, some pales, wheats, and lagers.
However, as with every cycle you need the top of the circle. You need to kick it into gear and push yourself. 5 pounds this year, can be 10 pounds next year. Don’t forget that shedding the weight gets harder the older you get.
So go ahead and have those 3 donuts, but next week you don’t get any. And you are going to pick more intense workouts off the website and get into it. Maybe you will add some running or biking in there to help. Maybe you need a new song to get you pumped. Better yet, set a goal and work your butt off until you achieve it.
Then…celebrate with a glass of wine!