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In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

10 tips to keep you near your target weight


Hey you!  Yeah I'm talking to you…
Are you anywhere near your goal weight?  Why not?
Really?  Those excuses again?
Busy eh?  Not running as much you say?
Oh, riiiight…
You are lifting weights again and it's all muscle??? 
so why are you wearing the same pair of "fat pants" that you wore on Tuesday…  and it's only Thursday?  And BTW weren't they a bit snug this morning?
Okay listen up Fatboy
1.      You have a good reputation to live up to…  live up to it…  wife, kids, coworkers, family…  they all expect for you to eat healthy most of the time…  that's good peer pressure… use it!
2.   Weigh yourself daily…  and log it…  some folks say not to…  but it helps you keep focus… and is proven to work
3.     Keep good snax handy (actual picture of my credenza)
4.     Be this guy (race weight is ~178…  you can go fast there) think of yourself as an athlete in top condition and act like it with your dietary choices.
5.      Not this guy (I weighed 222# in March of 2008)
6.   Keep a diet log..  you have one ya know:
7.    You don't need to eat for recovery…  that's a bunch of bull$#!t…  and a handy excuse to eat pizza and drink beer after a 2 hour ride
8.   You do not need to carb load….  Ever!!!! Really you don't…  especially not for the 65 minute tempo run you did on Sunday…  that's bogus
9.     Every wine has it's time…  and wine time is *not* a continuous flow from 1730 to 2300… that's a stream of awesome, delicious, mellowing, but totally empty sugar calories…  moderation is the key
10.     In summation….
"In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the differences of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits and become their slave. " –Og Mandino, Greatest Salesman in the World
You know what to do… and you know how to do it…  go get 'em Tiger
The above is an actual conversation I had with…..  MYSELF
Odd huh?  Or maybe you talk to yourself like this too…


My Boring Triathlon Blog said...

yeah good post

i'm 8 pounds above race weight and its only August. Can't weight until December when i pork it on

Will said...

Pace: agree with all of those...except the wine one. can't seem to moderate I just don't eat bfast. the recovery one is right on...why stuff cals back into your body when you are trying purge them? funny thing is when you are on a low carb diet to begin with, your body doesn't crave recovery junk even after 5 or 6 hours of running. Have you tried Vespa?

B.o.B. said...

Queen of the Talking to Herself is my Indian name. ;)

Good conversation and excellent reminder to all of us!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

ALot of great tips!! Thanks for sharing

Matthew Smith said...

Those were awesome! Great points! I'll have to incorporate them. Thanks!