These are my confessions.

I’m going to have to ask Usher to share the podium for a few minutes here. I know many of us fitness folks like to act like we have perfect diets – we always eat “clean” (or what have you), we get in our daily gallon of water, and we hardly ever have slip ups. I wouldn’t be surprised if I gave many of you readers the same impression about myself. I want you to all to be aware, however, that despite having a solid dietary foundation, I still have my quirks.

And I’m here to lay them out for you.

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The regular readers of you know that I’ve been an intermittent faster for the past couple of months now (click here for a primer). There are many things that are great about it. I decided to give it a whirl some time ago and decided that I liked it, so I stuck with it. Just last week, however, I woke up in the morning and said to myself, “I would really like some bacon right now.” And so with a side of eggs (over easy!) and a bowl of oatmeal with berries, I very merrily consumed my very first real breakfast of the year 2012.

It wasn’t entirely on a whim, however. Ever since I started interning at Cressey Performance, I’ve had to make the adjustment from being a sedentary, full-time student sitting on my butt for most of the day to standing on my feet for the better part of 10 hours. Talk about a boost in NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis). Unsurprisingly, my body was in for a shock and I found myself fatigued during the first week. I felt… depleted. All the time. It probably didn’t help that my first calories weren’t consumed until 3p.m. after a 10:30a.m. training session (and yes, BCAAs were consumed before, during, and after.

So I made the logical decision that I would try the whole eat-breakfast deal again. Perhaps, if I was lucky, Breakfast and I could once again become fond friends. Maybe rekindle our long lost companionship?

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Hey folks! This update is long overdue. I know, I know – I was supposed to do this last Saturday. But an impromptu trip to Hawaii left me with no choice but to push this back. So here it is.

Over the past three weeks, to say that I’ve been busy would be an understatement. As I wrap up the end of the academic quarter, I feel like things have only been speeding up. And try as I might, I’ve been going to bed later and later. Getting to the gym has been more of a hassle than usual. Take last week, for instance. I was only able to get to the gym twice before I hauled myself over to Honolulu. My last day there, I decided that I wanted to get in at least one more quality workout, so given the usual limited hotel gym equipment, I did some Tabata-style front squats with 20lbs in each hand (these things are deceivingly hard) followed up with some steady state cardio. Gasp, oh no she didn’t! Oh yes I did. You see, as anti-cardio as I may seem, I think they do have their place. When it comes down to doing absolutely nothing vs. a little bit of cardio, the latter is preferable. Having gone to the gym only twice, I figured I could use a little more movement.

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It’s been a while since I’ve worked with a formal coach. I haven’t paid someone to tell me what to eat and what to lift in a number of months. This past December, Rog and I got to talking – what if we became each other’s accountability partners?

Fast forward to today, and we’ve agreed to take it one step further. I guess in a way, we’ll be making the whole Internet our accountability partner. You. Keeping eyes on us.

So what’s going on in my world?

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