It has also been difficult to do some of the final preseason tasks as all my preparation, stocking up and scheduling has to wait until I get to Texas.
Life threw me one of those unavoidable excuses this week. My dad fell ill last Monday and was put into hospital with a bowel obstruction. On Friday I drove down to Moruya as he was due to go in for his operation on Sunday. After a bad night Friday night they decided to operate Saturday but didn't have sufficient ICU staffing. So they operated and flew him to Canberra for post-op, with mum and I following in our cars. The post-op hallucinations and delirium were awful and the weekend and Monday were so stressful. I had to come home Monday for a doctor's appointment and to do final packing and preparation for my departure on Friday. He is physically over the worst of it now, but it seems to be taking a lot longer for his mental faculties to get back to normal.
Anyway - back to 12WBT. There was no exercise and no planning at all until late Monday. But I did make the right choices when we were out. I did manage to stay away from the delicious almond croissants and muffins in the cafeteria. On Monday afternoon I made up my grocery list to last until I leave on Friday - shopped and have eaten to plan since.
Starting weigh-in was completed on Tuesday morning (72.5kg is my official starting weight).
Measurements and first week weigh in were completed this morning (70.4kg - WHAT???? - in two days? - I think it's stress, or does eating clean really make THAT much difference?)
I'll do my before photo in Houston.
Fitness test (except for the time trial which I will do once I map out a 1km track in Houston) was done this morning. (My ab strength is dismal.)
I have exercised every day with running and stretching to Mish's plan, but replacing her toning workout with a GPT session at my local gym.
So - my first weekend in Houston and week 2 - here I come.
Looking forward to reading and printing next week's program to study and plan for on the plane.