I’ll Be Honest with You

I’ve got to be honest with you.

Over the past week, my main source of exercise has been walking from the kitchen to the couch.

I’ve been successful at sneaking bites of cake and pie when no one was looking and sampling “just a bite” of a brownie from four different family members at the same party.

Because if I don’t put it on a plate, it doesn’t have calories. Right?

I’ve consumed amounts of alcohol, sugar, and fat that make me so glad I don’t have to report to a physical trainer on Monday.

I’ve kid myself and allowed vacuuming, a random 20 minute jog, and peeling an orange count as physical exersion.

I’ve thanked God that winter calls for sweaters, jeans, and leggings because if I had to wear something revealing, I might just cry.

But now those days are over. I think that because my lifestyle is normally active and healthy, I haven’t gained any weight (praise JESUS!) but I’d almost take two or three pounds over this gross, bloated, barfy feeling. Hopefully those feelings will subside after a few days of normal food and exercise.

But just so you know, I took a hiatus from the Healthy Living Bandwagon. But now I’m back – and I’ll be feelin’ good in no time! :)

Does anyone else feel sick/gross when they let exercise and nutritious food fall by the wayside?

Who else does the “just a bite!” trick? Only me?


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30 Responses to I’ll Be Honest with You

  1. Are you kidding? “Just a bite” runs in my family! True life, I have been eating like crap the last couple of weeks and somehow I still look like a normal human being. Now I’m just looking forward to sleeping it all off!

    • Colleen says:

      Yeah, the fact that my clothes still fit is a Christmas miracle. Just one more holiday event (NYE) before I’ll be FULLY back on track! :)

  2. In my parents’ house it’s perfectly acceptable to bite a donut/pastry/cookie and put it back in the box/container/jar. Embarrassing, indeed. I hate that those bites add up. :)

  3. Allison says:

    Yesterday I only left our apartment to go to the gym and then back out to go to TJ’s… I felt like a slug [even though I worked out, I sat on the couch most of the other time]! I get antsy after a few hours of being in the same place- a downfall when I have a laundry list of to-do’s to do, but thankfully it’s winter break and I don’t :P

  4. Emily says:

    I DO have to report to a physical trainer on Tuesday…and when we asked how my workouts have been, I think he’s gonna be really angry when I say “Workouts? I haven’t set foot in a gym since before Christmas!” Whoops…

    • Colleen says:

      Ohhh, Robert. But then you can just kiss him and he’ll totally forget that you haven’t been to the gym. Then ask to be his friend on Facebook. I just KNOW that will work.

  5. I just finished a 40 minute yoga type DVD and I feel amazing. Unfortunately, I was already overweight when Christmas started and I gained 6 freaking pounds. I’m terrified to go to Weight Watchers tomorrow, but I know that getting back on track is the best thing I can do for myself!

    • Colleen says:

      Good for you, Jen! Doing a yoge DVD beats anything I did – AND you’re part of an amazing group (WW) that helps you stay on track – I envy that!

  6. Dorsa says:

    Oh man, even though I have been working out I’ve gained about 4 lbs!? How does that even happen!? Well I guess I have started lifting weights again, so it might be muscle weight? bleh who knows. I will be back to making some Clean eating recipes from my new cookbook in no time :)

  7. OMG! I do the same thing. Sometimes, I’m like, “Well, I will be back to normal healthy eating on Monday” so I just stuff in as much holiday junk food as I can on the weekend! AH! it feels good to indulge at the moment, but afterwards, it’s NOT!

    I need to practice more moderation so I don’t go overboard!

    that’s my honesty for ya!

  8. It’s normal to pretty much eat what you want during the holidays. It’s definitely a time to enjoy, and I sure did have tons of food and sweets! I love getting back to my clean eating and great feeling after a workout though. Just a bite is a classic. The best thing is taking just a sliver from like a brownie tray or something, then end up going back for more slivers. Eventually you eat a full brownie, so the slivers were completely pointless.

  9. Ohhh yes I definitely know this feeling! I felt that way the day after Christmas so I went right to the gym and started to try to get back to my ‘normal’ routine of eating. I’ve been doing pretty well for 5 days now and feeling much more like myself!

  10. Kimberly says:

    haha – your sweater is awesome! :) somehow you make that look good, girl!

    I feel ya – so glad I do not have to report to anyone after the holidays.

  11. I know how you feel! I was almost glad to go back to work this week just so I could start eating “normally” again! I had my first wedding dress fitting this week too…perfect timing, right ;) ? Luckily, it fit, as do my clothes. I hate the bloated feeling though!

  12. Yup, definitely feeling a bit gross. The sad thing is that I have a winter beach trip. Guess who’s not going to be ready for that!

  13. I do the just a bite thing ALL the time..in fact I did it throughout the entire holiday season..taking just a bite of 7 different kinds of cookies definitely no longer counts as just a bite..HAH..but yes I am happy to be back to healthy eating!

  14. I ate so crappy over Christmas, and sitll am nibbling on leftover sweets. I am still working out, but bleh I feel so bloated and sluggish. Why did I do that to myself again?!

  15. Um the just a bite trick is the BEST one in the book!! love it

  16. I have stomach problems and often have to spend entire days laying down doing nothing at all. Of course I still have to eat and even though I eat healthy I feel awful after a few days of being inactive, like flu-ish. Bleh. Feeling healthy comes back fast once you get back into the swing of things. It’ll happen!

  17. Dude, I feel like crap. Like 100% crap and I’m somewhat disgusted with myself. More motivation to get back on track, right?

  18. MCM Mama says:

    Thankfully we stayed in town this year, so I got back on track the day after Christmas. I was feeling exactly like you are, but am so much better now. I’ll have one more splurge meal (NYE) and then seriously back on track.

  19. Hahaha. I feel like you just entered my head and wrote down exactly what I am going through! I ALWAYS use the theory that if no one sees me and/or I don’t put it on a plate, I didn’t really eat what I did…
    It’s a downward slope for me. One or two bad days of eating usually results in a few days of having no energy to workout or do anything physical. Which in turn results in more poor eating. I usually get to the point where I literally hate myself for what I’ve done the last week or so and vow to kick my own butt!!!
    Great post!!

  20. Molly says:

    i feel disgusting! you’re not alone!!

  21. Uh yeah, I’m totally with you on that one. My family makes this jalapeno dip that pretty much consists of mayonnaise and cream cheese and even though I don’t like mayonnaise, I somehow managed to eat about a pound of that stuff. Along with a million cookies and a bunch of other junk. So yeah, I’m feeling pretty fantastic right now. haha

  22. Toni says:

    I feel pretty gross too!! Starting my New Year with a Shakeology Cleanse!!!!

  23. Ugh, I know what you’re feeling. Being in PA for 5 days last week and running from meal to meal to meal was no good. Every time I walked into my in-laws house I just had to have another cookie. I’d wake up some mornings and feel hungover even if I didn’t drink that much. I think just from all the random crap I was eating. I could feel it in my spine. Does anyone else ever get that?

    Combine that with the cold I’ve been fighting over the last few days and there has been no exercise for me. I can’t wait to get back at it.

    The smoothie I had for breakfast on Wednesday morning at home tasted so much better than usual because it was so different from the food I’d had over the long weekend. I’m ready to get back to my “normal” life.

    Happy New Year!

  24. iscribbler says:

    I did the same thing on Christmas! Except I took the “day off” on counting calories because the damage was 1) so heavy that my calorie counter wouldn’t be able to fit all of it, and 2) a one off event that deserved its sacredness to be left alone. I always feel icky after eating at potlucks since the food isn’t what I’m used to: too much fat and salt.

    Here’s to a healthy, happy new year! :)

  25. kristen @ livinlifeinlouie says:

    I am DEFIANTLY feeling gross the past few weeks. Need to get back into the groove…how do we do that….. haha

  26. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only healthy-most-of-the-time person who fell off the wagon majorly this Holiday. I’m right there with ya sista. Everybody deserves a break once in a while though

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