Jeri Thompson is waiting for green (and warmth).
Southern California is under what feels like a blanket of cold, well just cold. No matter where I am it is cold: in a hot shower, under the covers in front of my virtual fireplace, outside in the sun with layers of cold gear. How does one avoid being sick in weather like this? So of course, I got a, you guessed it – a cold.
I’ve been off my Trikke for more than a month now. Am I still in the club? Anyway, I finally realized what a blessing this timing actually is: cold weather, an arm injury, and a winter frosting all at the same time. This saves me time and is more efficient. So now I’m enjoying the respite, watching lots of old black and white movies (is a William Powell-type out there, somewhere [sans alcohol]?), napping until my back hurts, not forgetting to drink lots of liquids, and waiting for green.
I’m ready for the sun to have some heat again. I’m ready for the trees to bud. I’m ready for a reawakening of all life, especially my fitness-life. I will start again that first mile, first incline, first completed route (10 mile goal). But do I really have to start at mile one again because of a loss of fitness? It is called detraining, and I consider it in My Body Beautiful.
I know most of you are thinking about food plans and cutting calories about this time of year, so I’m going to lend a hand by way of reviewing some past posts on related topics, such as building your willpower and carb cycling (or as I like to call it carb carving) with Chris Powell. Then to make you feel better about your struggle, I review some of the things you may look forward to in detoxing from sugar. At least you will know you are not alone in your headaches this time of year.
So as we all wait for warmer weather and blue skies we at least have some reading material. I know I need a review, do you? Find it all at Trikker Chicks!