Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Testing My Mettle

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Work 6p-8a
Historically, when I finally lose weight and come to a point that I am closer to a healthy weight for my size, I come across a stressor that sends me over the proverbial edge, drives me straight to the fridge for comfort. During the most recent episode of this, I gained over 20 pounds in two months as I tried to decide the next step of my life. That was almost 3 years ago, and I have only now lost the last of that 20 pounds. Life is life, and as such, stressors always come. I think the next one to substantially test my nutritional mettle has arrived.
The hubby and I have been pondering our existence of late--wondering where we are going with our lives and how long we're going to take to get there. As a result of this and some other things, he decided today to move to Florida for the next 2 months to do some diving, get his certification to teach cavern and cave diving (he's already an instructor who has been certified to do his own cave diving), and generally just soul-search a bit. Naturally, work holds me here, and I will be left behind to follow as my days off allow. I don't do well apart from him. It's a fact; I just don't. He is truly my other half, and when we are separated, I feel lost, walking aimlessly in circles trying to figure out what to do next. So I am a little worried about how my resolve will fare under the stress. My intent is to simply buckle down further and take advantage of the time to myself, allowing it to be a time free of distractions. We'll see if that actually works.

WORKOUT: Circuit 2:
All with the 12 kg today because I have been a bit under the weather. This workout is actually the Monday workout, but I postponed it because I felt HORRIBLE Sunday and was only beginning to feel human again yesterday, so I didn't want to push it.
r l r l r l
Snatch 19 16 17 17 16 18
OA Row 15 15 15 14 14 13
C&P 8 7 7 7 6 5
Squat 11 12 11 11 12 10

doing one min each drill, completed w/ 1 arm erst one min then repeat with the other arm. 3 rounds each arm for a total of 6.


  1. Look at it this way. He's going to have fun for 2 months. Fun that will require him to get a good workout.

    In that two months, you'll have more time to work hard as well. When he gets back you should both be fighting fit.

    I'd love to be able to take 2 months off, get cave certified, move up from Dive Master to Instructor, and start teaching again. I just can't afford to.

  2. Chris,
    Thanks for the dose of optimism. He will have a great lot of fun, and my greatest hope out of all this (and what I keep telling myself) is just what you mentioned--he'll be getting a daily workout and hopefully get a little closer to being healthy.
    He is quite fortunate to be able to take a couple of months off-one of the advantages of having a wife who is the bigger bread winner :). I'm looking foward to its giving me an opportunity to get back in the water myself.
    Thanks again for the pep talk. You might have to remind me every now and then to keep my chin up--or kick me in the ass and tell me to suck it up. Either one works.