I completed a four hour brick. My RMR (2534) and exercise (3131) put me at 5665 calories and that doesn't take into account the rest of the stuff I did all day. Without eating a bunch of baked goods, that number is hard to reach. I figure I'd rather come up short on calories than eat a bunch of crap just because I can. With that said, I have been good about getting all my calories on rest days and I've been inching closer on light to moderate training days.
And since I know you're wondering, I have lost weight. Initially, my stomach got crazy distended, but once my digestive system got a handle on all that I have been eating, I dropped 5 lbs. Not too shabby.
Oops. Sorry - This morning, my little cherub of a child, Dilly, was talking to me over breakfast.
|Dilly, in all of her cuteness ...|
Our conversation went a little something like this ...
Dilly: "Mom, can you take Dizzle to school?"
Me: "No. Your dad is taking her."
Dilly: "Oh, but I like Dad better than I like you."
Dilly: "Oops. Sorry. But I do."
Oh, Dilly. Thanks for telling me it like it is. And you should be thankful you're so freaking cute.
With that said, I need to re-prioritize my time. That means, training before they wake up and after they are in bed (even more so than now), focusing on filling their days with experiences and smiles and shutting off the electronics - FOR ALL OF US.
The girls will disconnect from their iPods, computer and television. And I will go on a social media hiatus. I'm turning the alerts on my phone off. I'm not logging on to Twitter and Facebook daily. I'm only going to blog if I have something truly important to say.
It's probably going to be really hard to do, but I kind of can't wait ...