Anvil or Hammer

Eat too clean

Posted in Rest and Recovery by Mike on February 5, 2007

Last week I was really strict about my diet. By Saturday morning I hit 260. Sunday was the Super Bowl and I headed over to a friend’s house to watch. I figured I wouldn’t worry about the diet stuff too much, I accepted that I might put a couple pounds back on and that’s just how it is sometimes. I had a soda, somethink I don’t often do now but I had only one. I had a couple bruschetta bites, no big deal. Then they produced the coup de grace, Buffalo Wings. I loves me some wings. I believeĀ I can accurately say I ate 25 five of them. oops.
Unfortunately, and probably due to eating a little too perfect, it caused issues. I slept about two hours last night and was up the rest of the night with gut pain. I even called into work. They probably think I have a hang over, if they only knew. So I’ll probably miss the gym today as I have always believed that if you miss work or school, you should probably stay home from other activities too.
I did end up packing on four and a half pounds which is more than I expected, even for 25 buffalo wings. I guess there are two lessons here. First, when you REALLY go off diet it can hurt you in more than just your waistline. Second, willful indiscretions like this can set you back further than you expect.

So I’m probably out for today. Tomorrow is something new. I have started a class at a local school. I have seen their gym before. I have about an hour and a half between when I should arrive there and when the class starts. I have to work dinner in there somehow but I’m planning on hitting their gym while I’m there. Last time I saw it, they had rowing machines, punching bags, kettlebells and some weights. I seem to recall that they may have even had a climbing rope. I’m planning on getting in some rowing and maybe ketttlebells (maybe not). I still have to figure out how to take something that will keep all day in my lunch bag that will make a good dinner though. I’m taking suggestions.