Holidays are a time for family and eating. Lots and lots of eating. I feel like it's a major testament to my devotion to being healthy and fit that I managed to complete my workouts last week without skipping a beat. I woke up early on Thanksgiving and again on Black Friday (Thanksgiving #2) to ensure that I got my workout done first thing and could enjoy the holiday meals with our families.
The problem is that, while I did workout, I ate like shit. 3+ servings of turkey at each meal, lots of bread and potatoes, soda, dessert... oh the desserts. I learned the hard way this week that eating crappy, even for just 2 days, can really take a toll on your stamina and physical capabilities. I'm only 2 days into this week's round of routines and I can honestly say my numbers are not where they should be. My muscles were beyond sore and gave out far too soon. It was supposed to be 60 seconds of exercise, but my arms and legs quit around 50 seconds, or I'd have to take several breaks during that 60 seconds. I haven't had to take that many breaks per move in weeks. I am thoroughly disappointed in myself.
I thought I was doing alright with my holiday meals and trying to keep it moderately healthy. I was so very wrong. What have a learned from this experience? Considerably less dessert and soda, and moderation with the rest of the food. Oh, and lots of water. I slacked on my water consumption over the holiday and I can feel the difference. So can my milk supply.
Time to get back on track!!