First, before I forget, the winner of the somersaults giveaway is #58. Please email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll make sure the company sends you a case of the snacks soon
Now before we get serious, let me share an embarrassing picture with you 😀
Don’t I look important? Actually this was taken in front of the green screen at Nasdaq. The whole thing was a little gimmicky – lots of picture taking and photos. Going up on the stage and clapping on national tv was kind of fun though. I think Adam saw the top of my head somewhere among the crowd. My moment of fame. Haha 😆
And then there was eating and drinking, and more eating. Lots of indulging for sure. I should mention we had dinner at a high end Greek restaurant, Milos, and it was absolutely fantastic!! All the food was super fresh, pretty healthy and so so delicious. I’m not going to lie, this is the best part of networking 😉
For obvious reasons I couldn’t take any pictures of my food yesterday so let’s see how today went…
BREAKFAST/SNACKS ON TRAIN
I was running late in the morning so I wasn’t able to pick-up breakfast or lunch to bring on the train. Thankfully I had 2 clementines + a cherry larabar in my purse.
After about an hour, I thought I was going to chew my arm off, so I had to resort to buying food on the train. I was able to get a few healthy-ish snacks to hold me over until I was back in Boston and re-united with my kitchen. The tribe hummus + cracker combo was awesome! The smokehouse almonds were not my favorite but I still ate a good amount of the bag because I was hungry.
On my way back to work, I stopped by my place to change and make a quick lunch. We had slim pickings but I managed to make this turkey/laughing cow/pickle sammie. Yum-o.
So far, so good. And then the office chocolates transformed me into a monster. Argh, I hate that the holidays give me this stupid excuse to eat until I feel sick and can’t breathe. Not good. Not healthy or sane. Bleh.
There was more than this.
All the chocolate made me feel gross. I managed to convince myself to get my butt to the gym but after 10 minutes of abs, I just wasn’t feeling it. All I wanted to do was go home and see my husband. So I put my normal clothes back on and did just that. Not a move I’m particularly proud of, but I guess sometimes you just need to just call it quits instead of being miserable.
The only thing I could think of to help myself “snap out of it” was to make a lighter yet delicious dinner. I stopped by Trader Joe’s on the way home and stocked up on lots of fruit and veggies to create a yummy dinner salad.
Organic spring mix, bosc pear, goat cheese, dried cranberries + smokehouse almonds (saved from the train ride).
It’s been a little while since I’ve had a satisfying salad. This was really nice.
After a tiny bit of sulking, I decided to do some Wii Fit exercises. It was fun yet challenging and helped raise my spirits a bit. So yeah, a tough day, I’m not going to lie. It seems that this happens every holiday season. I try to stay on track as much as possible, maintain regular exercise and avoid mindless snacking – yet somehow I get off track. What’s crazy is that most things I keep eating are not even “worth it,” but somehow I can’t seem to stop this train wreck. So many people hide behind the “it’s the holidays” excuse, but I can’t accept that. Indulging a little more than usual during this season on things that are special is cool with me, but bordering on bingeing every day for no reason and skipping my gym dates is not. I’m gaining weight, I’m unhappy about my actions, yet I’m doing nothing about it! Do I really need to see January 1 on my calendar to get back on track? I think the deeper the hole I’m digging for myself, the harder this will be. Ok, enough blabbering. How do you feel about holiday overindulgence?