Every thing I've been reading from him in Going Long (I've been reading one chapter a night)is strangely paralleling my day.
When I was sick and had to take 10 days off, I read the part about how important recovery was. It was really weird. Every page seemed to be somehow relating to either what happened to me, or what I tend to do when I get sick (like "train through it." DUMB)
And last night, after my combos-induced bender, I made use of his suggestion that an extra hour of sleep is better than any supplement out there. Went to bed at 9:16! Read for 15 minutes and then turned out the light. Here's what I read:
From Chapter 12: Nutrition, the Fourth Discipline:
"It is important to understand our motivation in making the food choices that we do. You may recognize some of the points below as they relate to your relationship with food....
*I've paraphrased JUST a bit*
Food as Self: There may also be periods in your life when you believe that you are a "good" person when you eat well and a "bad" person when you make poor food choices, like the bag of combos you just inhaled. Realize that you are the same person regardless of your food choices. This is important, particularly in conjunction with why we like certain types of food. In order to gain power over food, it is best to avoid defining ourselves by the food choices we make or those combos you just snarfed. Once a choice has been made, it is done. Regardless of its nature, all we can do is focus on the next choice. Worrying about the past is a waste of time."
Seriously, where is he?
In my cupboard?
Show your face, Sir Friel.
BTW--very proud of myself for going to bed an hour early, and then falling asleep by 10 or so!
But I did wake up at 4:30am to go to the bathroom and then laid there until 5:15's alarm....sigh.
Hey, little victories, I guess. :)