Well, I’m pretty sure that today is the day where most of us are headed back to reality. Just in case you’ve been away from the computer for a while, here’s what you may have missed on STSL:
So as wonderful of a weekend that it was, I’m actually looking forward to getting back to a little bit of normalcy. Mainly, to get back to my regular eating habits and exercise routine.
Now don’t get me wrong; I love the holidays just as much as the next person (probably more so!). But it really is amazing to see just how much of an impact a few days of unreserved eating and no exercise will have on the body. I honestly feel like I have a holiday hangover.
For example: I did a quick workout on Saturday and took Sunday off from working out (duh). Over the course of the weekend, I certainly indulged in my fair share of carbs, sugar, and alcohol.
By the time I woke up yesterday, I felt puffy, bloated, lethargic, and just blah. Oh, and the thought of working out? Ughh…I think I would have rather gone and had my teeth pulled. But I still craved carbs and I still craved sweets…a lot.
All of this really just got me thinking about how quickly the body will adapt to not-so-great habits, and I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there. I know, for example, that the more days in a row I take off from working out, the harder it is for me to get back into it. The more sweets I eat, the more I crave them (I still wanted cookies for breakfast this morning!).
Last night going to bed, I knew that the only way to kick my “blah” feeling was to jump right back in the saddle…so that’s exactly what I did!
First thing this morning, I got up and sweated it out with my High Intensity Circuit Workout. It was probably one of the toughest rounds yet, but it felt so good. Not just for my body, but for my sanity.
Nothin’ like a little egg, cheese, and jam sandwich to kickstart your morning!
I made extra eggs today and ate them on the side, but this sandwich was delicious and exactly what I needed.
Of course, coffee was also necessary, but you probably won’t be seeing this mug for too much longer!
Time to head to work…hope everyone has a great day back (if you’re headed back, that is!).
Questions for the Morning:
Are you suffering from a “holiday hangover?”
Do you notice any differences in how you feel about food and exercise after a few days off from exercise and healthy eating?