Friday, June 26, 2009

Whew! What a week

I often tell people that life is not too busy to take care of yourself. It is very difficult to maintain your wellness lifestyle when you're out of your normal routine or environment. I flew to Tampa this week for a training class after a busy weekend. Very little time this weekend for working out and it's a pain to take a kettlebell on the plane so before I knew it I had been accumulated a string of about 7 days where I only "worked out" one or two. However, the last thing I wanted to do was lose ground so I took the opportunity to eat clean, run and do some bodyweight exercises. I ran 2 miles Monday at 5:30 after doing 100 pushups in my hotel room. Tuesday morning I did joint mobility and pushups. Wednesday more pushups. Thursday off. I was working or with the group from about 7am to 10pm so I had very little time. The key here is that although I could not work out as much, I could control what I was eating. We ate pizza one night but the rest of the time I avoided sodas and sweets and as much bad carbs and fat as possible with someone else providing meals. Make good choices. I was sitting at Macaroni Grill eating grilled chicken with asparagus and broccoli looking around the table at all the pasta/cheese/redsauce on everyone's plate. I ate half a piece of bread, half a piece of fried mozzarella and a couple bites of someone's chocolate cake. I cheated a little but was just as full as everyone else. The other key here is I drank unsweet tea instead of 2 or 3 beers or glasses of wine like everyone else. I hopped on the scale when I got home yesterday evening and it would usually be my heavy time of day. I weighed 190. Down 9lbs from 2 weeks ago.
This morning
5x5 clean and press 53lb kb
7 minutes of swings 15:15
Feels so good to not have blown out the food all week when I could have gorged myself
on free food and boos.


TMorgan said...

He's back. I was wondering 'what the Hell?" but since I did the same thing for 2 weeks awhile back;I didn't have any excuse!!! Ive been working in the heat sooo Iv been heat beat on several days so did not get a workout in as well. Glad youre well Jon. Was a little concerned that you had family issues or something. 190? That's good!!!

Jennifer said...

Strong Work, Jon. I know without a doubt how friggin' hard it is to stay on track in those situations--especially nutritionally. Congratulations on a job superbly done.

Jon Alford said...

Just trying to make being good the rule rather than the exception whether it's eating or exercising. I get tired of people saying "how do you stay in shape?" as they drink a 20oz Dr Pepper and a pole of fried wings followed by a Cigarette. Follow me for a day. Eat what I eat. Do what I do. Now rinse and repeat 5 or 6 out of 7 days.