It is time to fess up! My diet has been pretty crap this past week. Not to brag, (I know some of you will hate me for this fact) but when my diet goes to shit, I actually LOSE weight, and that's what has been happening. I am a skinny guy, so unless I really work hard to keep my weight up, I drop weight rather easily. I have been eating a lot of junk this week to try and make up for the fact that I am not sticking to my usual diet, and it is now time to stop. I need to get back on the horse.
I think part of this has also been my right elbow bumming me out. I have figured out (the best I can) that I have tennis elbow. I am icing it every day and am doing some rehab exercises for it every day and it does seem to be getting better. I have also found that the amount of jumping around during T25, and by my own fault, doing so on my concrete basement floor in my Vibrams, that my feet and ankles have been taking a pounding!
I am stopping T25 as of today. This week I will take off completely. I am going to maybe do some yoga here and there. Maybe go for a very nice, light run or two and then start my World's Toughest Mudder Training on Monday August 5th - schedule to be posted tomorrow!
I have been thinking about WTM a LOT lately and how focused and driven I am to do better than how I did last year, so I wish to make that a reality. And due to the fact that Focus T25 really isn't applicable to my goals, I am moving on and getting focused for the drive and training needed for the next few months leading up to WTM.
Not only that, but my focus and interest in working out has diminished. I know, ironic, but doing Focus T25 has caused me to just "go through the motions" rather than focusing on the task at hand. I have always said that you should train with a purpose, whether that be to aim for a specific weight loss, or to train for an event. When you have a goal or a focus, you have a better idea and drive to hammer through the workouts day-in and day-out.