Well I did it, King Of Greystones triathlon in the bag and a not too shabby time of 1’40. A promise to myself that I’ll train properly before next years race and come in top 50. I’ll get past the wog and someday be able to ‘find my rhythm’ and break into a jog. I’ll master crawl and nail the swim in under 15 minutes and I’ll join a local wheelers club and cycle outside the suburbs of Greystones.
Maybe I will do those things, maybe I wont (I probably won’t) but what I am absolutely determined to do is keep up a decent level of outdoor activity. Stop obsessing with lifting heavier and start getting fitter and stronger using my body weight and the beautiful surroundings of Wicklow and beyond to nail my next triathlon/challenge whatever that may be.
I’m only a pound or two lighter than when I started this journey to lose the covid stone but I’m not going to let the slow and steady approach piss me off this time. I’m not going to allow a big weekend/feckin huge slice of pavlova to make me want to give up.This time I’m going to keep going because I know that this has to be a lifestyle choice not just a means to get into that dress that won’t go over my head anymore.
So doing a triathlon doesn’t mean you’ve 1000 extra calories to play with Adam no?! Shite, too late..
Calories in vs calories out..
Stay in calorie deficit to lose weight..
You can’t control your weight, you can control your consistency..
These mantras all continuously circle in my head as I try to drink 3 litres of water everyday while punishing myself for eating the wrong foods.
What I’ve realised is certain things work for me and certain things don’t..
I can NOT bake.. I eat my creations.Not just some of it, all of it.
I need sleep/limited booze, if I don’t get it..I fail.
I need to be prepared and should never ever shop when I’m hungry.
I’ve started cooking more during lockdown and now make a couple of nice soups that I’ll podcast the recipes to, they fill the gap until I can prepare a healthy meal and I try not to eat too late.
It’s a work in progress but I’m determined to stay on the path of in my case most resistance holding out for the fact that slow and steady will indeed win the race
Hear Adam's post race advice in the podcast links