Guess what? I signed up for another round of e-coaching with Jeff Galloway. For the past 2 months I’ve been trying to start my marathon training for Marine Corps but I’ve been aimless, despite making my own schedule so I am putting myself in Jeff’s hands. A perk is that past coaching clients get a generous discount, so it’s only $175 for 6 months of coaching. I filled out my questionnaire and I’m anxiously waiting for his instructions.
Last week was great, fitness-wise. I did two short runs, a long run, and two weight sessions. I was happy that I fit in all of my workouts despite the holiday and celebratory things I had going on. I went walking along the beach:
And tried not to fall off of a rock:
Diet-wise, I was terrible. It’s really hard to be consistent in my diet when I’m always traveling. I can be perfect with my diet when I’m at home, but then I have to travel again and everything gets thrown off track, and it takes a week after I return to get back on it. I hate this cycle and I don’t know what to do about it. I was spoiled before that when I had access to a fridge and kitchens, but I’m kind of lost when I don’t have that. I need to get it together like, yesterday, because my summer schedule is hectic. From the beginning of May til the end of Sept, I’m going to be in this “away for one week, home for 2 or 3 weeks” cycle. Exciting for my life adventures but bad for diet and exercise consistency.
I think exercise won’t be too bad, since I have hotel gyms. It’s just the long runs and track workouts will be difficult. Food is the main difficulty. Even if I try to choose healthy lunches, restaurant salads can be a mystery as far as calories go. Then I’ll have dinner out with friends every night and I don’t always get to pick the restaurant. I did alright last summer when I had to eat clean during my travels because of the magazine photoshoot so I just have to do it again but on a more difficult scale. If the first step is recognizing that there’s a problem, it’s a start?