Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thankful For Normalcy!

Well, Thanksgiving weekend is almost at a close, and I have to admit that I'm more than a little thankful!  We've had a great weekend (Eric had 4 days off), but my eating was a bit off the rails.  I am so ready to get back to eating normally and having my workout schedule.  I feel neutral about myself for the weekend, and I am proud of some things and disappointed in other things.

Positives:

The one thing I did every single day, despite it causing heart palpitations, was to track all of my food.  All of it.  I would have never done that in the past, I would have blown it off and not worried about it.  It wasn't pretty seeing the numbers, although I think my highest was on Thanksgiving, and it was something like 2,200 calories.  Not the greatest, but I suppose it could have been something like 5,000 calories!  The important thing was that tracking all of it made me say "Whoa Nelly" once the numbers started creeping up.

I discovered that I'm addicted to exercise.  That's not to say I LIKE it all the time, but I definitely need it, and that's a good thing.  On Thanksgiving we did a 3 mile walk and I felt awesome.  The next day we didn't do anything, and I felt horribly depressed and was in immense physical pain the whole day.  Saturday we got out and did a really brisk 2 mile walk and I felt completely different afterwards.  Today we didn't really do any meaningful exercise (we walked from my car to a bar, does that count?), and I felt deflated again.  My back is in pain.  There is no doubt about it, I have to exercise every single day!

I stayed aware.  That doesn't mean I was successful or stayed in my macros, but I never had that "screw it, throw caution to the wind" mentality.  

Negatives:

I ate more and exercised less than I intended.  I had a lot of unplanned alcohol on Thanksgiving, plus an extra piece of cheesecake that night.  I cannot put into words how sick I felt after doing that!  I really should have stuck with my pre-planned indulgences and the really pretty champagne we picked out for the meal, but instead had to be a dummy and throw cocktails and extra dessert into the mix.  The horrible heartburn was certainly enough to deter me from pulling a stunt like that.  The rest of the weekend was sort of similar, just all food that didn't make me feel good physically or mentally, yet I ate it anyway.

My digestive system is so. screwed. up.  I had kind of gotten better, but all of these shenanigans had my system saying...


Oh and my last negative is that I abandoned Richard.  :(  I didn't do Stomach Formula a single time the past 4 days, which is pretty lame of me.  

Moving On:

Tomorrow is a new month, and I am pretty excited to get back into things and start feeling good again.  I have some new strength challenges I want to throw into the mix, and of course start back with my cardio stuff.  I have recently felt curious about lifting weights, although I have no clue about lifting at all.  I wish you could just find some beginner class on doing it, but everything seems to be a "holy shit let's do a thousand burpees and go bonkers for Crossfit" these days, so I don't really know where to begin!  I did dig out my dumbbells, and would like to actually start using them.  I am going to talk about all of my December challenges in my next post so that I don't make this one too long.

I thought I'd leave off with some pictures from the weekend.  We really did have a great Thanksgiving despite some over indulgence, so I wanted to share some of the happiness.

Our 3 mile Turkey Stroll on TG morning
Drinking and annoying Molly while waiting for the turkey to get done
We put up our Christmas lights!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you guys had a great week! It's good that you were hyper aware of everything! That's a definite positive even if the eating (and drinking) were sub-par! Great job tracking though! Serious kudos there because I didn't even bother with Thanksgiving LOL

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