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Me vs The Holidays - Post Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It began around Halloween.... a giant bowl of candy raked in by the kids sitting on the coffee table, schedules getting crazier by the minute, the occasional dinner out becoming more frequent (as well as the adult-beverages), and the numbers on the scale creeping up. And we're only in the middle of the holiday season!

Over Thanksgiving and the next 2 days, I ate too much. And it was delicious. I'm really not beating myself up about it now, but I can't continue that. (Thankfully the leftovers are gone!) All kidding aside, after the Thanksgiving meal, I felt fine - physically and emotionally. I indulged a little bit and I did a decent job of keeping things in moderation. By the end of the weekend my tummy was telling me that my marshmallow to vegetable ratio was out of whack and I was feeling torn between feeling guilty about not wanting to waste leftovers and not wanting to gain weight (thus adding in some pretty intense workouts).

All in all, the scale has only shifted by a couple pounds and my clothes are still loose. I've enjoyed trying some new workouts and I am proud of getting more exercise during a holiday than I ever have committed myself to. But I need to take what I've learned and apply it to the rest of the season and the upcoming holiday parties, Christmas morning brunch, Christmas dinner, New Years and my birthday which falls a mere 4 days before Christmas. I want to celebrate the 35 pounds I've lost, the lessons learned in the 29 years I've lived, and kick off the next year so that my 30th birthday is one of true victory!!!
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