Tuesday, December 23, 2008

HELP!!!!!!!CHRISTMAS DINNER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, it's been two weeks. Tomorrow morning I will step on that scale once again with my fingers and toes tightly crossed!! I feel good. I don't know if I am losing pounds but I know for a fact I'm losing inches. my pants are so loose. I don't have to unbutton them to take 'em off, I just slide them down!! Wow!! I just can't believe it...It's crazy!! Once again, my goal for the week is to lose 2 pounds...if I lose that, I'll be fine.

The workouts have been very hard. There are two of them in particular which just kill me....one is called an "iso prone".....it's for my core, I'm in a plank position, but it's not a regular plank. its an Up and hold and down and up and hold...IT's OUCH!!!!!!!!!!! I feel it everywhere, but I know it's working. The other set is the 60 PUSHUPS!!!!!!!! My arms are on FIRE when I'm done.

I'm getting ready to prepare Christmas dinner and let me tell you, I'm pulling out all the stops. I will include healthy alternatives but I really want our guests to enjoy themselves and the food - however, it will be torture for me. Right now, in regards to Christmas Day/Dinner, I'm contemplating a few things:
  1. Should I just stay true to my journey don't stray at all? ( I know this would be ideal but is ist realistic? Is it do-able?)
  2. Should I eat really well the entire day and just endulge with a glass or two of wine?
  3. Should I eat really well the entire day and endulge with dessert (s)?
  4. Should I eat really well the entire day and endulge with both wine and desserts???
  5. Should I JUST SAY SCREW IT FOR ONE DAY AND GO WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I do #5, how badly will it affect me/set me back!! Will one day really be that bad??? I don't know what to do...my goodness. I think I'll decide right then and there, right in the moment!!! How much will I regret it??? Why should I regret it??

If I stick to # 1, will I regret it?? Am I missing out on enjoying this moment to the fullest??

I'm so torn...HELP!! I really don't know what to do!!

I will post weigh -in numbers in the morning!


Elizabeth said...

Here's my 2 cents - I say option 2, 3 or 4 - pick the thing you LOVE the most and plan for it. If you decide in advance, you won't constantly be negotiating with yourself all day - you'll know you have those one or two special things to look forward to and you will enjoy them that much more. The rest is never really worth it. It feels SO GROSS to feel over-full and each thing is less special as a result.

You will not be missing out on enjoying the moment to the fullest by not pigging out - you will be enjoying the moment to the fullest because you'll be being true to your goals and honouring your hard work with meaningful rewards - the moment doesn't have to include excess to be enjoyed to the fullest. There is a lot of joy in balance.

Have a wonderful holiday celebration - enjoy your family and your treats! You can do it Joania!!! All the best - Elizabeth

Lagana Fitness said...

Do the option for "Should I eat really well the entire day and just indulge with a glass or two of wine?"

This is your best option, wine will mellow you out too. Have it later in the night. Make sure it Red wine, and is more bold to the taste.

Anonymous said...

I was going to recommend the same thing, but Rob beat me to it. It's your decision Joania, but know that if you do indulge in the decadent, you'll enjoy it going into your mouth for a few minutes, and you'll feel defeated for days and days afterward. You can do it. Eat the healthy stuff. And if you decide to have a glass of wine, enjoy it for both of us, because I can't with my meds. Merry Christmas babe. Remember: Nothing tastes as good as lean and mean feels! Nothing! You're on your way to a hot body.