Wow, I can’t believe that this is my 122nd post…or that tomorrow is 2011! When I first started blogging, I thought it would just be a phase that would last up until I found a job. However the more I continue to post, the more my interest and passion to eat healthy, exercise, expand my knowledge and write about it grows. What’s ironic is that my post to round up the year is also one to do with over-indulging.
My past week has been a contradiction to any concept of a healthy lifestyle:
- With the exception of dancing, I have done no exercise…zilch, nada, zero!
- I’ve eaten copious amounts of bread, and that too processed, white and refined. Wholemeal, rye, multigrain- c’est quoi? 😯
- My meals/eating schedule have been completely out of whack: breakfast at 1pm, lunch at 8pm etc
- I’m averaging on 3 Diet Coke’s daily 🙁
- I have actively searched for dessert/cake on a daily basis
- I’ve drunk more alcohol than my system has ever been used to
Do I regret it? Abso-frickin’-lutely not! I’ve enjoyed every bite and I think weeks like these are necessary to keep us sane. I tend to hammer on about the need to strike a balance, and the occasional ‘throwing caution to the wind’ goes hand-in-hand with that. If this carried on for more than a week at a time, my sentiments may be slightly different.
While I don’t feel like I’ve gained weight or that my jeans are tighter, I definitely feel full and borderline bloated. At the same time, I also feel mighty invigorated. While we tend to expect magical results from our bodies, we fail to give them credit for the amazing ways in which they DO function. Ever heard of homeostasis? Our bodies are highly sophisticated machines that constantly seek a balance and tend to revert back to its normal state. Overeat for a certain amount of time and chances are your body will crave much less food, and simple, natural fare. After this week of over-indulging, I am so looking forward to starting the year with:
- A regular workout schedule and endorphin highs
- Eating healthy yet hearty meals that leave me feeling full of life
- Treating desserts as an indulgence rather than a daily habit
- Waking up hungry for breakfast as opposed to bloated and gross
…and so much more.
If you too are ending the year on a less than stellar note, don’t feel guilty about it. Just consider it as motivation to start 2011 with your best foot forward! Cheers to a healthy and happy future! 😀