First up, in case you missed it, here’s my guest post over at Leslie’s blog, And Her Little Dog Too. I wrote about “The Top 10 Worst Things That Can Happen During A Run” (and, of course, tackled how I deal with them).
Now, onto the curious case of The Gym Vs. The Bowl of Pasta.
I had every intention of doing Chisel tonight followed by Spinning. Melinda—my favorite spin instructor—has made her triumphant return to Crunch, and I can’t resist her class.
But tonight, after doing roughly 1,000 squats during Chisel, thoughts of sweatpants and a warm bowl of pasta kicked Melinda’s butt.
No spin for you.
Well. No spin for me, rather.
I felt guilty about skipping class for roughly 2 seconds before I put on cozy clothes and headed home (it was flurrying outside when I left the gym—yuck!).
And when I got to the apartment, I put a pot of water up to boil, changed into the comfiest things I own and curled up on the couch next to ABS who, for the first time in months, was home from work before 8 pm.
It’s a Winter Day miracle!
Anyway, I guess the bottom line to my rambling is this:
It’s OK if you don’t want to work out.
It’s OK if you want a big, carby bowl of pasta.
(Um, especially if you’re a workoutaholic — carbs aren’t the enemy, they’re your friend, and they keep you moving.)
Now that the holiday season is really heating up (metaphorically, of course—it’s cold as heck here), I feel like every article I read or person I talk to obsesses over the same thing:
How not to gain weight during the holidays.
How to burn off those pounds of pie you just inhaled.
How to resist your Christmas cravings.
You know what article I want to read?
How to enjoy indulging a bit during the holiday season because Christmas cookies are delicious and I don’t always want to work out when it’s 10 degrees.
Just a thought.
TELL ME: Do you allow yourself to indulge around the holidays? Or do you beat yourself up a bit?
I obviously still try to be good, but when faced with anything warm, chocolate or homemade, I dig right in.