What a lovely Christmas! Great times with family, a fun gift exchange (my grandmother gave my sister, my mother, and me the identical pajama sets and gave my father and brother-in-law identical plaid shirts. Apparently she found a really good sale.), good meals together, and lots of good conversation. Plus, we had snow flurries for two days, with no measurable accumulation. Win-win!
I’ve now reached my personal sugar threshold for the season and am feeling a bit blobby. In the past, I would have felt bad about feeling blobby, but now I could jump for joy at the very first signs of it. (If, that is, I could get my blobby butt off the ground.)
What makes me happy about feeling blobby is that it’s a clear signal to myself that I’m outside my comfort zone, fitness-wise. It’s the self-moderation I had sought for so many years and just couldn’t get a handle on. I’m not sure where it was before (misfiled somewhere between Excessively Restrictive Diets and Exercise, Lack of, I think), but with the passage of each holiday or vacation or other brief period of indulgence, I can sense the difference in how I feel and instinctively move back to doing ALL the things that make me feel great. I do believe I can live my whole life this way.
While my nutritional goals might have gone kaput over the past couple of days, exercise has been right on target. I had an awesome strength workout on Christmas Eve afternoon and then a good hard crossramp workout today. I think that helps both physically AND mentally during the holidays–my head’s still in the game, even as I’m munching on another cookie.
I’m counting on the blobby feeling being gone by the end of the week. I’ve got a couple of social things this week that will interfere, but not derail me. I has self-moderation!