Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Never Think

Posted by Sarah

I think I’m already feeling the holiday fluff and it is not even the holiday yet. I have a myriad of excuses for my puffiness and it’s accompanying uncomfortable attributes:

1) I just ran a marathon. Kinda. I can eat whatever I want, right?
2) I was on vacation and calories don’t count on vacation, right?
3) Everyone is baking the most wonderful treats. I have to try them.
4) It is too cold to get up and go to the gym. Not to mention, I just ran a marathon and need to heal. Right?
5) The washer and dryer AND the dry cleaner are indeed shrinking my clothes. It doesn’t count that I wash everything on cold and dry it on low heat.
6) Maybe I’m growing taller and that is the reason for my increased appetite? My legs have been hurting me quite a lot lately and they always did that when was growing…can you still grow taller rather than wider at age 28?
7) I’m a cold natured person. I need to eat to keep some body heat.
8) You eat to “feed” a cold. I don’t want to get sick like everyone around me so I’m really warding off a virus!
9) I was laid up for roughly 13 weeks from a pulled groin muscle. Just getting out of bed was a challenge much less going to the gym.

Hmph. Poor excuses for my current situation. I’m pretty sure that among my many fluctuations in weight this year I’m netting around 10 pounds heavier than last year. Now, I wouldn’t being the weight I am now if it was added muscle gain and not fluff. And yes, it is fluff. It is quite evident from the state of my dress slacks today.

It is somewhat of an epidemic at my house. Ry has lost his grip on the slippery slope of junk food and has fallen head first into Kit Kats and Dr. Pepper.

Not only that, but this needs to be done healthily. I can’t so some crazy diet and extreme exercise like I did in my old days and really wreck havoc on my body. That’s not good. Not good for Ryan either. What shall we do?

Solution Number 1) Sarah must go back to the gym. Even though Ry is getting me a personal trainer for Christmas I’m to the point that I would embarrass myself with a trainer without some preparation on my part. Not only that, but I’m pretty sure my cute gym clothes are a bit strained with my fluff and I definitely have to wear the cute matching gym clothes for the trainer, not my mismatched t-shirts and crazy pants. Lex, you can laugh…you know. Monday morning, 4:30am, here I come. Anyone willing to text/call me at 4:30am on Monday morning? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Ry must also get on the workout wagon and take off the excess. He’d feel so much better for it and not only that it would be so hot. J

Solution Number 2) No needless junk food or baked goodies in the house. I’m the biggest culprit of this crime. I need to clean the cupboards and be strong.

Solution Number 3) Minimal baked goods in the workplace. I realize this is the holiday season and Christmas goodies are the best all year. I can’t make any promises that I won’t partake of a sample of fudge or divinity. I can, however, limit my portions. Ryan needs to cut out the candy bars, donuts, and soda at work.

Solution Number 4) Significant pressure from the outside. You guys have to yell, scream, and give me heck for not doing what I should. It is quite evident that I’ll just give in and sleep in whenever I want and I need someone to make me feel guilty about it. Scream away, my friends via phone, email, blog, facebook…I don’t care. Keep me accountable.

Solution Number 5) Make an important date in the future as a goal. I’m going to work on this one with Ryan. Set a date for us to be in great healthy shape. I realize this is a progression, but I want us to have little goals to keep us motivated. I’ll let you know what that will be.

So, that’s the plan. Obviously this will have to start on Monday, post-Thanksgiving feasts. Ry and I are doing the Turkey Trot tomorrow morning here in our town, so that will be some sort of activity.

I know you all get rather sick and tired of hearing me talk about this stuff but I like seeing my goals and difficulties in writing. It’s another form of accountability and tracking for me.

So, anyone working on today? What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Ry surprised me and took me to see Twilight last night. It was fabulous. I won’t give a full movie review on here because I don’t want to spoil it for those who still wish to see it, but I thought it was great. For those of us that have read the books, it was awesome. For the rest of you out there, I would think the movie would appear a little stilted, confusing, and awkward. Ry enjoyed it though. My poor sweet husband, he took me to this movie (and did end up really liking it) but we had to sit so close and off to the side in the theater that he got so sick with a migraine and was miserable. Bless his heart, I felt so bad for him. I don’t know if I’ll ever get him back in a movie theater. Maybe if we get there really early and get good seats it would be ok. Anyway, I loved the movie and fell in love with Edward all over again. My goodness he is dreamy. I must read the books for the 3rd time. J Hmmmm….strange I can talk about my wonderful handsome husband and dreamy Edward in the same paragraph. I think I might go to the movies on Friday night and watch it again. Anyone want to come?


TODAY I LOVE: making resolutions I can stick to and friends that are understanding when I don’t. Oh, and I love Thanksgiving. Mmmmmm….hot rolls.

SONG OF THE DAY: “Never Think” by Robert Pattinson


anastasia said...

happy thanksgiving! have a great weekend! i think there are two times (thanksgiving and christmas) of the year where you can eat whatever you want, especially since you worked so hard with all the marathons you did.

Willie said...

I can't believe you let.....sorry had a cookie in my mouth..........yourself go like that.....Uh Oh crumbs on the keyboard. I would never...... Oh look pie!..... do anything like that. We're runners for goodness sakes......It's not too early for a drink is it.......

Hope you get the point, we all fall off the wagon from time to time. The important thing is to do what you are doing, work a healthy lifestyle into your life, don't just diet.

Mmmmm I smell turkey..... gotta go... HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

P.s. I miss my grandpa on Thanksgiving too. It's just not the same but let's dwell on the happy memories and not the loss, OK?