We are creatures of habit whether we realize it or not.
I think those of us that are a part of this health & fitness lifestyle may be even more apt to develop daily habits, routines, conventions etc. than the average person.
Something that I often found fascinating was how the routine/habit itself was the vehicle to the end goal, but how also the act of disrupting the routine, whether by strategic measure or happenstance, could positively enhance & augment progress.
Case in point.
Have you ever saw someone, or possibly experienced yourself, the process of contest preparation for a physique competition? (bodybuilding, physique, bikini etc.)
You often see the participant dieting for weeks on end, dropping weight, cutting body fat, only to arrive at their “best shape” for one night only.
From my experience, a good percentage often appear depleted, dehydrated, sort of unhealthy, almost in pain.
Win, lose, or draw, following the competition, something almost magical happens.
They go out for a pizza, some cheesecake, some drinks to celebrate.
They wake up the following day and look absolutely fantastic. Their muscle look tight & full, they look strong, they look healthy.
If only they had that pizza and beer before the contest.
Something to think about…………….
Anyway, today was some running & a high calorie refeed.
Running 2 miles (14:34)
Nutrition: 1/2 steak & cheese, baked fish, pizza (extra cheese) & Cabernet.