… as the chorus of the song says…
“Only got a gallon in the gas tank, but I’m almost at the finish line so I can’t stop now”
That’s how I’m feeling this morning.
It’s like… mentally I feel GREAT, physically I’m feeling pretty good and I really can’t complain, but with that being said I am 25 weeks into my diet and I know that my body is slowly saying “ENOUGH”.
My evening workouts have been kicking butt. I don’t know why, I’m assuming it’s the adrenaline… seeing the changes happening… feeling the difference. I’m not increasing weight anymore, but I am holding my own and really proud/happy/excited that I have lost pretty much ZERO strength this prep.
Mornings on the other hand…
Sleep hasn’t been so hot lately. It’s been BETTER, but for some reason I seem to be plagued by nightmares. I used to get them A LOT when I was younger, but now at least twice a week I wake up with my heart racing. It’s the kind of dream where you wake up, get up, go to the bathroom (… because heaven forbid I sleep through the night without having to pee at least twice), lay back down, close my eyes and I’m RIGHT BACK in that dream.
Yeah, you know what I mean. You try and force yourself to fully wake up to end the dream, but every time you dose off you’re right back where you were. The one I had Tuesday night was something about prep. I remember Joe, but that’s about it. I actually got up and walked around, turning on lights to snap out of it.
I hate that.
I feel good, but I have done cardio 5 days a week for 24 and a half weeks. I’d kind of just like a day off ya know? I’m not slowing down, but I feel it, this morning my knees and hips were achy, I was just dragging.
I’m almost tempted to switch to lifting in the AM and do my cardio at night… Just for a mental switch, but really, I only have two weeks left of this before peak week and the whole routine changes.
… and by tomorrow my thoughts on this could be 100% different. It’s just a phase (… as it always is!)
So yes, I admit it. I’m tired. But I’m in a really good place and I’m so beyond words happy with where I’m sitting with 26 days of prep left. I KNEW deep down I could do this, and I did. That’s where it counts.
It’s been a crazy ride, but I’m excited to finish out the last 3 1/2 weeks of prep and continue to progress from there.
How are YOU feeling this Wednesday morning?