My friend is a therapist and he gave me some staggering statistic like 80% of people never change the behavior that brings them to therapy, and that's why there are so many working therapists. The people just learn to cope. As I look forward to a new year, I can't help but to reflect on the past year, and as I do, my tally for things unchanged is quite a large number.
For example, I closed out 2010 at a paltry 123 pounds, and I vowed to increase my weight to 130+ pounds for the 2011 racing season. For the entire 2011 season, I was racing at 124 pounds, barely unchanged and much too light and fragile of a weight for a two-ironman season. I also remember hitting the weight room frequently in December and January to not only increase my mass, but to strengthen my core, and I vowed to not forsake the weight room for extra miles of swim, bike, and run. Once again, I was not able to change my behavior and at some point midway through the season, I forsook the weights for extra miles of swim, bike, and run. In an attempt to not be like the 80% of people who don't change, I'm going to revisit previous blog posts and repost them as a reminder to myself of things I want to change. So without further adieu, my first repost, and my first step toward real change:
On the health front, everything is back to normal (knock on wood) and I got on my bike for the first time since IMCA (Aug. 28!), I felt good and surprisingly strong. 'Tis the holiday season, and I had 4 parties this past weekend, one of which was a party where the guests dressed up to take pictures for their holiday greeting cards. Here are some ideas we came up with:
No-Bake Banana Ultra Energy Bites
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