Post show is always an interesting time.
For me I just don’t feel like ME.
I’m a creature of habit, I love my routine and that’s admittedly why I probably enjoy prep so much.
But what happens after the show? You add back in the salt, you slow down the cardio, you take a few days off from the gym and enjoy some mexican food.
All of that, coupled with the stomach issues that still are not completely better after my food poisoning, the stress of um… that slightly BIG ANNCOUNEMENT I made yesterday left me feeling… less than Becca-like.
While I had been packing my regular meals for work, my evenings were all over the place, food, a glass of wine, cookies, no workouts. I just felt… Blah.
So yesterday I packed my meals… AND my gym bag.
Someone STOLE my preworkout oatmeal from the fridge (like really, who does that?!) so I had my post workout rice cakes before hand, hit the gym for a decent back and bicep workout… and decided to enjoy my post workout meal and beat the heat all in one swift move.
I walked over to Crescent street (ughhhhh, the pretentiousness almost killed me), located Swurl Yogurt and headed on in.
Enter cookies and cream fro yo, graham cracker bits, mini marshmallows, a few of my favorite childhood chocolate candies and a boat load of sprinkles.
I sat on their little slightly ac’d patio and enjoyed every last bite of it. While no, it wasn’t “healthy” or on my plan, it was a hell of a lot better than the bottle of wine I would have downed if I’d gone straight home, or the Ben and Jerry’s thoughts I pushed aside when I passed them on my walk.
Guilt free. I enjoyed it, I didn’t feel sick and that was that.
…. I can also guarantee you I’ll be back before I leave Montreal.
When I got home I had some fun mail waiting for me!
I may have sort of bitched on twitter about how the David’s Tea location downtown kept giving me the wrong flavor of iced tea… and the last straw was when I had to dump it out because it literally tasted like drinking dead flowers. Blech. They saw this and sent me coupons for free iced tea! How cool is that?!
So there I was, back on a meal plan (.. okay, easing myself back into a meal plan..), back in the gym but walking into my apartment I still didn’t feel right. While I had been so clean/streamlined before my competition, since getting back there is a bag on the floor exploding tan stained clothing, a cooler in the hallway and just general disorder.
I grabbed a garbage bag and torn through my house, tossing ANYTHING I don’t need/want/use, tidying and putting stuff back where it should be. It took a grand total of maybe 20 minutes but after that, I felt like order was restored to my life. Ahhh!
I prepped meals for the last two work days this week, had an egg and some amazing melon and got to bed… with my alarm set for 5:30.
Yeah. The final phase of “normalcy” was announced last night on twitter… and obviously if you tweet something it must come true right?!
My alarm blared at me at 5:30. I really wanted to shut it off and roll back over. It was HOT… but I got up and turned on the radio.
Oh look, it’s the hottest day of the year. Heat/humidity/smog warning in effect. Apparently it’s caused by a “heat bubble” from the southern US?
Whatever. I said I was going to run, so I got dressed and I ran. My sensor is packed and I’m not about to go unpacking boxes so I did my old 5mile loop and timed it with my stopwatch.
I got home and was a disgusting sweaty beast.
My time seemed a little… speedy, so i broke out my itouch with my old times saved in it and compared.
Previous 5 mile PR: 39:46
Today’s 5 mile time: 37:17
Yeah. Prep really wore me down, burned me out and just killed my body.
Excuse my laughter. Even WITH my stomach grumbling and still not quite happy I PR’d. How’s that for kick ass!?
After all of that I am FINALLY feeling back to myself.
okay, a bit stressed out about the move, but I know in the next few days things will 100% come together, the date will be finalized and the plan set in motion.
Um yeah. Big changes. Big plans.
I am frickin PUMPED.
… and I didn’t even have coffee today! WHAT?!?
Do you feel out of sorts when your routine isn’t the same?
… or am I crazy?!
And for the Canadians! Tim Horton’s coffee… yay or nay?!