Yesterday was my official comeback from last week's reckless abandon of eating. Blowing Thanksgiving dinner was part of the plan. However, what WASN'T part of the plan was blowing it all weekend like there's no tomorrow. In addition, I didn't hit a single WOD or play soccer all weekend. I literally sat around and ate whatever I wanted. By Sunday, I'm walking around with what feels like a brick in my stomach, and I swear my belly gained an inch. To top it off, I'm lying on the couch, and my 3 yr. old daughter comes over, pokes my tummy saying "look at your tummy Daddy, it's getting much fat!"
Does this sound familiar to anyone? What's alarming is to realize that there was a time when this was business as usual – eating whatever, and not exercising. I actually felt my body regress to a previous state of lethargy and low energy. Fortunately, the journey back from gluttony is a short one – simply get back on. Monday morning, I'm at the 6:30am WOD, I Nutritionized all day, my energy level is back up (although still healing), and I'm ready to tackle the world again.
Looking back, my most memorable moments of blowing it were:
- The warm dinner rolls smothered in butter, then drizzled with honey
- Warm apple pie topped with vanilla bean ice cream
- The real turkey gravy my wife made
To be honest however, I felt so crappy afterward that I began to consider how I could actually Nutritionize for next year's Thanksgiving dinner, instead of blowing it.
Post your memorable blow-it moments to comments, and if you think it was worth it.