Hands up in the air if you just don’t care. OK, just one hand if you can’t be bothered lifting both of them. I certainly can’t. I’ve hit that point in the festive season where I’ve overindulged so much that I am starting to crave a salad. I’ve started counting down the days until I can get back into a routine again, yet at the same time I have a sense of urgency to eat and drink all of the things before crunch time. I’ve eaten so much that I can rest my plate of chips on my belly.
However, no matter how much I’ve started desiring healthy meals, I have no motivation to actually make them. I also have no energy to get off the couch and exercise. I was exercising regularly, yet now I feel like I’m back at square one again. That first big walk or ride is going to be tough, mainly because I’ll be talking myself out of it every step of the way.
Anyone else feeling sluggish and lazy? Anyone else stuck on the couch?
I’m thinking I might just start out with 10 minute bursts, to just get myself out of the door again. I wonder if that’ll work? The weather hasn’t helped either – one day it’s 44 degrees, the next there’s torrential rain. To commiserate I’ve been drinking wine and eating pizza. This does not work to reduce my belly shelf. Instead I’m constructing an entire bookshelf to carry multiple items at once.
Anyone else balancing food on their bellies while watching crappy tv?
How do you plan on getting back into the swing of things again? Help!
I am so hearing you, we are still making our through Christmas chocolates. I took a pile of chocolates to work on Friday and palmed them of to all and sundry. The first week back at work was a struggle, especially as there was no where to have a nana nap, and I wasn’t alone in this x
Man, am I hearing you! I started back last week- one habit at a time. The easy ones first like walking…the biggie- alcohol- I’m leaving until February. That one’s gonna hurt.
Oh how the festive season bites us on the bum! As I sit on my couch with my iPad propped on my very own belly shelf I reflect on my attempt to exercise yesterday as I read your post. I decided to grab my bike with my toddler on the rear in his kiddy seat and off we went to the park, however the additional festive weight and lack of fitness meant that on return I had to hop off the bike and walk us home!! Oh dear!
My husband of all people kicked my arse into gear this week with regards to exercise. He designed me a 25 HIIT routine I can do at home. It nearly killed me, but I strangely enjoyed it. Probably because it took less than half an hour and is broken up into 1 minute intense exercise, 30 seconds rest. The real test will come when I have to do it by myself, but it’s a challenge I’m willing to accept. My aim is to do 2 of those workouts a week, a lunchtime pilates class for my core each Monday, a yoga class each Tuesday evening to stretch out my body and quiet my mind, and some walk/runs to get some cardio in for my fitness. Holy heck, I’ve just said that out loud. Now YOU will be able to hold ME accountable! x