So what happens when in your training you have a bunch of set-backs?
As in my nutrition was pants, that I have a looming deadline for my master’s degree, I’m babysitting my nephew (and dog sitting too – my wife’s great idea about bringing his dog) and going away for a few days where I will probably be without a gym and will have little to no control over the food I eat. Small things really but it is little things like this that can damage our routines.
Well I guess it can go one of two ways I can make excuses like the people I see at the gym that max out on every training session but then stop coming after a week or two because they have some “legitimate” excuse but never end up coming back or I can make the best of the situation and keep going. If anything I’ve come to learn that greater gains can be made from a long period of progressively more difficult work than short bursts of intense effort. Set-backs aside, I know which option I’m going for. Anyway let’s look at the nutrition:
Breakfast: porridge with mixed nuts, coconut, honey, flaxseed and goji berry.
Snack: poached egg and tuna wholemeal sandwich with chilli sauce.
Lunch: 2 chicken thighs, salad and cottage cheese
Snack 1: banana and pineapple
Snack 2: teaspoon of peanut butter
Dinner: sushi and oriental chicken and noodle soup
(Ok I know I should be avoiding carbs after 6 but this is nothing check the rest of the day out, hence the bad day)
*Desert: Chinese green tea ice cream with a chocolate éclair
*Snack: Greek yogurt with honey and mixed but and 4 cookies
That’s a whole lot of food for such little training but I’m glad I’m logging it or I would never have realised it.
Going to see if I can get him in the pool for 7am.