Tomorrow is my Triathlon!
I have done sprint tri’s before and absolutely have a blast with them… but this one is an Olympic distance tri. Never done that before!
1500 meter SWIM 40 km BIKE and 10 km RUN.
I know I can finish the race….I think the Olympic distance is very doable, however….. Hi! My name is Andrea and I am a super competitive person!! So naturally I would like to do well. But I am just going to go out there tomorrow with no expectations and HAVE FUN!!! Because really… that is what allllll this is about, right? Yes 🙂
The other thing that makes me a bit more nervous for tomorrow than other races…. and something that I KNEW would be a mental barrier to push through on my Journey To Health… is the weight gain.
I saw my doctor on Thursday and I have gained weight. I didn’t need her to tell me this though… in just a few weeks I already have a skirt and 3 pairs of shorts that are no longer lose fitting and actually a bit snug.
This is the goal, Andrea. This is a Good Thing. I have GOT to get that period back.
Mentally, I am doing Ok handling this… Not as bad as I could be, but maybe not seeing this in the positive light that I should. It is getting difficult to sit down and have more stomach rolls over my waist band. It also isn’t helping that I have taken yesterday and today off of exercise and so am eating with no workout. Still hard for me too…
BUT I have to keep in mind that with this weight comes a beautiful, beautiful STRENGTH. Strength that will be need for all my future endeavors, like a Half Ironman and eventual Ironman.
I have been eating lots. I feel like I eat what any “normal” person would eat… just more of it! I am trying to pay attention if the “more” is because I am still hungry, or if this is still a “binge” thing from the disordered eating. I haven’t quite figured that out yet.
Anyways, Have a Great Weekend everyone!
Suggestions for weight gain acceptance?