Holiday Jumpstart

Like most Americans, I spent this past week eating, sitting around, visiting, shopping, and cooking. What I didn’t do was count calories, work out (much), or stress about hitting 6 meals a day. I got in two 30 minute runs, and that was about it for my Birmingham vacation.

I had candy.
I had cocktail nuts.
I had cake.
I had pecan pie.
I had vanilla ice cream.
I had pizza.

My abs are nowhere to be found at the moment, and I slosh with every step from all the water I’m retaining from the carb overload.

Could I have done better with my food and workouts? Yes.

Am I kicking myself for NOT doing better? Nope.


It’s the holidays, and I am in maintenance mode this month. I cannot lose 5 lbs of real fat in a week, and neither can I gain 5 lbs of legitimate fluff in a week, either. My fridge is stocked with healthy eats once more, and I should be getting my Bally membership card this week. I’ve had a fun month of maintenance–hellz yeah!–but all good things must come to an end. With my move almost complete, I can focus on re-establishing a regular workout and food prep routine. I’ve got two months before the next Orlando Megacon; time to get back into booth babe shape!

Nutrition: Training Day Menu
(SGX nutrition details omitted by request of trainer)

1: Strawberry vanilla yogurt shake
2: 2 oz. TVP, 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. oatmeal, 1 T. raisins, 1 T. wheat bran, 1 t. brown sugar
3: 1.5 oz. Cajun chicken, 1/4 c. yogurt cheese with 1/2 T. SF blackberry preserves, 1 c. carrots and squash, 1/3 c. rice, 1/2 c. grapes
4: 1/4 c. yogurt cheese with SF blackberry preserves
5: 3 oz. chicken, 3 c. salad, 1 orange
6: SF mushroom marinara sauce, 2 oz. reduced carb spaghetti, 1 oz. TVP

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil or natural peanut butter

Water: 16 cups minimum

7:00 PM Back/Biceps/Abs (45 minutes)
9:00 PM YF Cardio (Optional-45 minutes)

The Awful Truth:
1. Took a complete vacation from tracking during Thanksgiving weekend.
2. Ate all kinds of evil foods.

Brownie Points:
1. Cooked 2 lbs of chicken.
2. Moved cats to house.
3. Moved plants to house.
4. Ate my first homegrown eggplant!

Short-term Goals:
1. Update HandBase workout module.
2. Read two chapters from NASM book.
3. Pack 2 boxes of stuff, remaining clothing, towels, and assorted kitchen stuff.
4. Pay rent and phone bills.
5. Bake carrot raisin bread.
6. Get gym ID card.

One thought on “Holiday Jumpstart

  1. Sheesh! Glad to see someone actually enjoyed themselves and indulged for the holiday without beating themselves up afterwards. A round of applause for your down to earth attitude and realistic take on the actual damage done… and how to un-do it. :claphigh:

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