in early to mid August this miraculous thing happened. every pair of pants in my closet fit. every pair. it made me very happy. it made me very fashionable. (ok, no not really...) i knew my eating was not the cleanest its ever been but the system seemed to be working b/c the pants fit, right? now, "suddenly" my pants and i are not getting along so well. my comfy pants are a little less comfy and my fancy/slim pants are a little more bind-y. In fact, I'm kind of afraid to put on those pants.
after finally logging a 6 mile run, my first >50minute workout since FirmMan I opened my training log to put in the data and fell face forward into the answer to this question/problem. In June and August I logged 55 hours per month and in July (taper and recovery for my first race) still over 40. This month, September, with a longer taper into 70.3 and a demoralizingly long recovery post race, I will be lucky if I log 30 hours. Thats 20 hours less training time that what my body had gotten used to. My eating has not changed like it should. So thats what 12,000 calories of surplus? Not to mention post race indulgences for 3+ days. Well that explains the 5lbs of added tension on my waistband.
i need a plan. and some mojo.