The Week in Song Lyrics, Part II

So, how is your 60-Day Diet Challenge going?  Are you finding that you were eating sugar in places you didn’t even realize?  Have you found any good substitutions, or have you learned to cut back the amounts you were using or didn’t realize you were using?  Have you tried any whole grains or new veggies or fruits?  Are you getting plenty of lean protein?  (Remember, these were the suggestions given by the ADA.)
 
You know by now that I’ve always struggled to look like a “real” athlete.  I’m not saying I don’t pig out or drink wine sometimes, ‘cause I think that’s necessary, too (in moderation), but I do focus on whatever I can do to make a difference in my eating and activity level.  The question “how would I change my diet and lifestyle if I were diabetic?” helps me focus on using food as fuel much like training and racing does.  For example, I know that I crash I don’t eat small combinations of protein and either veggies, fruit, or a “good” carb every 2-4 hours.    I can look back on the days where I really crashed hard and see that I wasn’t eating small snacks or meals regularly enough.  Everyone’s body is different.
 
Some of my crashes are emotional/mental, too, though.  Last week was a very hard week with all I had to wade through (see: World’s Shortest Race Report).  Today I had my share of frustrations, but I woke up feeling refreshed and not nearly as stressed, knowing I had it all behind me.   The past few weeks were really tough, but that race yesterday really lifted my spirits. 
 
As training and racing usually seem to do.
A new week is ahead of me . . . a new month is ahead of me . . . and a new season of a new sport with which I am completely in love.

And then, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it happened.
 
I started singing Barry Manilow.

And now you will be, too.

I Made It Through the Rain
I kept my world protected
I made it through the rain
And kept my  point of view
I made it through the rain
And found myself respected
By the others who
Got rained on, too
And made it through

1 tidbits of wizdom:

Karen said...

Glad things are looking up :) Barry has a way of making everything better, doesn't he? LOL

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