Originally Posted by jeannette1
Start Date: April 8
Habits: Eating on plan (under 20 carbs) & no eating after 5pm
On Plan: 0
Off plan: 1
Eating after 5pm: 0
Jeannette, after reading your declaration and this post yesterday I was pumped. I consider this the first step of practice; not accomplishing what you wanted. An fulfilled expectation.
I had a similar experience this weekend (starting last Friday, 2 days after a large snowstorm that provided some of the best riding conditions of the season) On Friday morning the surface that we had been riding on effortlessly on Tuesday had developed a hard crust that made riding "impossible" when you would turn the board, your feet would drag on the crust and you'd go flying "over the handle bars" It was no fun. It was fail.
Later that evening, after thinking about the first ride, I thought of a few more things to try that might help, like blaze a little trail and pack it down by repeatedly riding over the same swath and making it bigger. This worked! and also provided me more practice riding on the crusty surface with less falling.
The next day on Saturday we thought we'd try another lake but found the same crust, but not as think. We took what we learned about making a trail and got more practice riding on the unfamiliar surface, even to the point of trying stuff that would have been "impossible" the day before becuase of time practicing and falling and failing and learning (at least what not to do).
And yesterday we drove 80 miles to another lake that we thought would have better conditions but it was similar conditions. That was a bummer but we said what the hell and rode since we were all the way out there.
It was a really fun day and the conditions were basically the same as the first day, the day I hated and crashed over and over.
All of these words to say that I'm happy you posted your first day as not quite hitting the mark. That is awesome! If you can take any little thing you learn that "did" work yesterday and move it into todays practice that's what counts in my book.
I think it's easier practicing a physical activity that gives immediate feedback (crash) and you don't have time to think, the success or failure of motion is built in - there is no thinking going on while the act is happening only some precognition and then reflection later then loop back.
Eating Low Carb is easy; Learning how you mind works is the hard part - I think this takes time and patients and kindness towards the thinker.
Anyway, have at it jeannette1!