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Monday, January 11, 2010

The Countdown: FIVE! On Fear.






Dear Boys and Girls,
After a peaceful and restful day, I could not fall asleep for the life of me last night. I was filled with anxiety about changing my diet plan.
I'm cutting back on complex carbs this week. That means that most of my carbs are coming from vegetables. Would I be able to make it without my sweet potato and rice cakes? It seems like a stupid thing to lose sleep over, but I was seriously stressed and anxious.

All of a sudden, I could totally relate to many of new folks I coach who stress about having to follow what I now see as a program that is full of awesome, well-balanced choices. Going from soda to no soda, from pizza to brown rice must be terrifying! Going from sweet potato to no sweet potato, even if just for a limited period of time definitely was.
As I was lying in bed I kept thinking, What if I mess this up? What if I binge? What if I go into Jason's P90X bars? What if I were to just say forget it and pig out? For some reason, these fears seemed like huge monsters last night. I just wanted tomorrow to come so I could I get on with it.
Tomorrow Came. I got my cardio and resistance workouts in. That was surprisingly easy.

The eating? Um, it was hard. I missed my potato and rice cake. My oatmeal! Oh, man. Can we not talk about it? Like for real. I can't talk about it. I have to focus right now.

Water intake. Perfect.
Focus. Excellent.

Results. Just as expected. Coming along nicely. I will be where I want to be in five days.
Five more days. Lesson: I had nothing to fear but fear itself.

Bring it!
Barbie, PhD

5 comments:

screwdestiny said...

Ah, I'm so jealous of your legs! But I do not work nearly as hard as you, so I guess it is fair. It's interesting how you were able to see what a lot of your coachees probably go through when they first start.

MAJL said...

You inspired me to get out of bed at 5:45 a.m instead of sleeping in to do cardio!! You look amazing and you're almost there. Hope the puppy is better.

Coach Cynthia said...

Barbie u truly are an inspiration. Changes r always difficult no matter what is about. But I've learned (actually from u) that if I don make changes and commit to them I will never achieve my goals.

So keep it going because thanks to u I'm making changes all along the board.

Coach Cynthia said...

Barbie u truly are an inspiration. Changes r always difficult no matter what is about. But I've learned (actually from u) that if I don make changes and commit to them I will never achieve my goals.

So keep it going because thanks to u I'm making changes all along the board.

Coach Barbie, PhD said...

Screwdestiny: Of course it's fair! You know the deal, we work for it, we get it. My legs were not like this four months ago.

YEY, MAJL!!! It's hard to get up when it's still dark out, isn't it!

Cynthia: That makes me so happy to hear. It really is about making changes in our life, not just our fitness.


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