I can't believe it is Thanksgiving already. Like a lot of people I struggle through the holidays with overeating. And this year is no exception. Add to that I have been fighting through two nasty colds for a month and I am already in weight trouble.
I am four pounds heavier than I was last year and last year I gained four pounds through December 31. If I do that again this year I am in real trouble in 2014. Right now I am twelve pounds higher than I wanted to finish the year. That goal has splatted.
Not surprisingly to me, that goal is always getting splatted. I want to get close to my best weight since returning from flying in SEA in the 1970's. It is my weight goal every year and I have missed every year--badly.
So here I go again. My wife knows I am getting back on the diet after today and she really understands what it is to be frustrated by weight gain.
As for training: I am experimenting with a nine-day training cycle instead of seven. Joe Friel suggests that to get more rest with the increase in VO2Max and threshold work during this phase. I also want to do more things including Pilates, weights, downhill skiing, P90X training, and running. It takes more days to get through everything.
More on that as I develop my training plan.
Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have as much to be thankful for as I do. My life is blessed.