Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Don’t turn into a fatty over the holidays!!!

Don’t gain weight this month, you will just have that much more to lose in January!

Again this year, my office is flooded with candy, chocolates, sweets, and all goodies that you can imagine. This year there were two massive fruit cakes that disappeared in one day, WHO EATS FRUITCAKE???? And the little old lady client (who I cannot believe is still alive, she must be 130 years old) brought in her “famous” shortbread cookies (yuck) and of course I had to take some while she passed them out, and of course, I again threw them into the garbage as soon as she left. What? For all she knows I ate them, old people love to feed you! It’s a scientifically proven fact.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year. See you in January!

PS: don’t you hate when people say “see you next year” when they are going to see you January? I hear that 6 times today. SIX!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Maintain don't gain!

Is December a write off for everyone? I guess my brain thinks that since I have lost weight I can just eat a bunch of Christmas goodies and not work out.

Last December, I completed the amazing feat of actually losing weight over Christmas (I know right? Unbelievable!) . This December my main goal is to maintain and not gain. I have already been to 3 Christmas parties, I have a fourth one tomorrow, diner and drinks with clients, loads of chocolates everywhere in the office, Christmas is in less than 2 weeks, the new years? Oh my gosh!
I feel like a bear getting ready for hibernation, and I am not quite sure what it is about bread and cheese that makes me lose control of my motor skills, but I have had enough fat and carbs to last me all of 2011. It’s cold and dark out when I get home, I just want to sleep by the fire and eat pot roast and potatoes, not come home and run outside and then have a cold salad and grilled fish, that’s for the summer!

So, back to the motto for the holidays, maintain, don’t gain! Which means it’s almost inevitable that I (and most humans) will over indulge over the holidays. Soooo work out a little more, do that extra ten minutes of cardio and those extra reps of weights, go for that extra incline on the treadmill, and definitely throw in some high-intensity-all-out-speed-crazy-until-sweat-comes-out-your-eyes-burst-of-cardio.

Don’t get fat over the holidays!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Note to self: If you keep your spices in cool trendy spice jars that magnetizes to your fridge for easy excess, don't keep the cumin next to the cinnamon and think that one day you won’t accidently make a cumin flavoured protein shake and not notice until you are already in your car and take a massive swig at a red light.  Yes, I had to swallow it.