Road to SuBIT, Week 3: All Aboard

I’ve been feeling pretty pleased with myself for being able to get in most of my training sessions the past few weeks, but given my past history with overreaching, I’m a little bit paranoid that I won’t be able to keep this up. Still, it definitely feels like my body has shifted gears out of first. If at first it was just my mind that wanted to get going, now my body’s on board as well.

What I noticed was a three-second improvement in my 100-meter swim times, like my body suddenly remembered how to execute the stroke properly after a few weeks of flailing about. My arms are also not as tired, even if I’m just doing the same sessions as I’ve done the two previous weeks.

The Zenith Smart Scale has also shown a two-pound drop in weight, which includes a one-percent drop in body fat and improvement in my body mass index from 23.1 to 22.7. Because my progress seems incremental, it means I’m not wildly crash-dieting. It also means the changes to my body are much longer-lasting. Small improvements, but real ones.

On the work end, I’m pretty much delirious with joy that I get to use my passion for sports in the stuff I do every day. My only issue with that is two of my projects are both launching within a week of each other and I am up to my gills in writing work. While I don’t regularly disclose what I’m working on (I am sort of a ghostwriter, after all), one of the projects wanted to include me on their website so I immediately had to go get a corporate-type photo taken at a studio — Picture City was a lifesaver! When most of your life revolves around sporty things, you rarely have a decent photo in business attire. I still prefer my sporty photos though.

As more work and training is piled onto my plate I seem to get more efficient at getting things done. I hope to find the equilibrium though and not tip into taking on too much.

Road to Subit Week 3
Now more than ever, I need to be aware of when I’m stretching past the breaking point.

About Noelle De Guzman

Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer and recreational athlete with over 12 years of experience in fitness and endurance sport. She believes sport and an active healthy lifestyle changes lives.

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