(me, on our lil' holiday - reading Around Africa on my Bicycle by Riaan Manser)
It was great getting away for a few days and just relaxing, well, as much as you can while camping. The weather did not play fair sometimes and on 2 of the nights we experienced very bad storms with terrible wind. Wind and tents do NOT like each other.
So if you haven't figured it out yet, I sort of fell off the wagon. My black hole just grew and grew and I lost faith in me. I've discovered how easy it is to fall into old habits - habits which are hard to break. Coke made it's way back into the house. It came in slow and then just poured in - those 2L bottles just kept coming and coming and all willpower was gone. It has been BANNED from the house - once again. It is my achilles heel - but geesh - it made me feel like
I am slowly getting back on plan. I am getting into the swing of things at gym and I've been missed - sadly, that makes me feel special - but HEY, I was missed.
So why the black hole. Do you remember my big race - the 94.7 that I never finished. I did just under 80km's and just couldn't finish - I was finished. I knew that I had given it my all, I had been in the saddle for over 6 hours, my back hurt, my right hand hated me and trying to get on the bike was proving difficult. I know I did well and just finishing 80km's after training on a bicycle for 4 months prior is nothing to scoff at BUT here I was
I just wanted a break - I didn't want to think about riding my bike, getting to gym or even what healthy meal to eat next - I just wanted what every kid doesn't. I wanted a TIME OUT!!
Luckily not too much damage was done - and getting back on track has not been difficult. The next 94.7 is 11 months away. This time I'll be better prepared.
The journey of finding my skinny me continues and by having that one goal so many other's are achieved. This is a journey and there will be bumps in the road, it is how I handle those bumps that will make the difference......
Enjoy the journey!!