Sunday, June 24, 2012

Change of mindset

It's interesting when you have to change your mindset from weight loss to maintenance or event training.... I say this because my trainer and I were discussing this the other day. For the last 6 years I have worked out and counted calories and kept my calories low to lose weight. For the last year, I've had my lapband to help. Now, I'm not at goal weight yet, but I am at a comfortable weight and I am training for a triathlon in August!!! My trainer and I have discussed that my focus between now and August is event training, not weight loss. This is harder than I thought! I'm still tracking calories and protein, but she's worried I will not get enough calories and protein to make it through my event training without injury or exhaustion. So, I'm trying very hard to eat right and get 100 + grams of protein a day. I've been averaging 85-90 grams of protein and about 1700 calories. Every day when I go see her, she checks in on my and it's still my instinct to feel like 1700 is too many calories! She feels it's just right for my training plan though. I don't doubt her, but after 6 years it's hard to change one's mindset!! After my Tri, I'll switch back to weightloss mode for the last 10-20 lbs I was to drop.

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