Archive for November, 2012
I hope you are having a good Holiday weekend.
I know many of you had a good turkey lunch or dinner with all the fixings .
I sure know I did !!
I went over to my Aunt Rosie’s for the Big day. We had about 40 relatives for the chow down. And everybody brought at least one item of food or drink.
So it was a huge smorgasbord of sweet potatoes, gravy and turkey with stuffing, green bean caseroles, home made rolls, sweet tea, pecan pie, apple pie, and a whole lot of other goodies included.
I must have ate over 2,000 calories for that meal. However, I kind of planned my whole week around this festival of eating and ate accordingly!
Today, though I really cut down on all my fats, carbs and calories in general. Plus, I did some resistance circuit training to up my Cardio and muscle training. It was a good workout.
Needless to say, as I am writing this I feel pretty darn proud of the way I rebounded today. Most people I know eat through the whole weekend ,and I have done that a few times in the past. However, it is not worth it.
I encourage all of you who ate without abandonment this Thanksgiving to balance out the rest of the weekend with ‘clean food’ and well proportioned meals.
As I always say: Balance, balance, and more balance.
Cheers guys to a great Thanksgiving and a soon to be Christmas,
Just got back from Library time with my two youngins. Their Grandma accompanies us ,and we always have a good time. It is especially fun for our girls because they are not in any preschool right now. One will be 4 years old in less than two weeks. The other will be three in February !
I know people ask us was it hard to have them so close in age. I just retort that it was; Definitely ! But so worth it.
Anyway, after the library Grandma graciously offered to take us on a big splurge…..well McDonalds. lol The kids including Bubba their cousin just love to go there and eat and play on the inside playground. It is in the low 50s here today and that is cold for south Texas. So this sounded perfect.
Well, I ended up indulging myself with a Mac Ribs combo and was hungry on top of that so I got another small fry and a double cheeseburger on the dollar menu.
It came out to well over 1,000 calories. I was not too disappointed with myself as I will have to take it up a notch for today’s workout. And maybe go a little easy on my 2 cheat meals on the weekend.
As most of my Readers know I strongly advocate at least 2 maybe 3 cheat meals on the weekends with no more than 3,500 calories consumed overall.
These cheat meals will keep you motivated and enable you to enjoy Life just as long as you eat clean meals during the week. Lots of lean proteins and fruit and vegetables !
So you all can strike me down with a shovel as I did a little pre-cheating during the week. But it sure was darn good and I will get back on track tonight.