How can I not have the pie?

Kind of a weird workout today. My legs have been super tight and it’s pulling on my right plantar fascia again and being hurty. So, I’m trying to back off a bit. Anyway, I ran a mile, then did 30 minutes on the elliptical, then ran another mile. After all that, I spent about 20 minutes stretching my legs very slowly and I think that was the best part. I’m always in a hurry and I skip stretching or do it all half-assed; that’s probably what’s giving me problems. (I’ve been saying this to myself for a year now, you’d think I’d learn…)

The gym I go to has been pushing “Maintain don’t gain” and “Burn the bird” for a couple weeks now, obviously hoping to capitalize on people who eat more than they think they should on Thanksgiving and through the rest of the holiday season. It’s true: Thanksgiving is one of those food holidays, full of delicious, rich things you only get to eat once a year*. But I hate the feeling of being overstuffed, so I eat until I’m just satisfied (this usually involves taking little bits of lots of things, and then having pie), and volunteer to take leftovers of dishes I love home to eat for a couple more days. :)

* An ‘aha’ moment for me was when I realized that I could make these dishes for myself whenever I wanted– there’s no law that says you can only eat sweet potato casserole or roast turkey on Thanksgiving. So I don’t feel deprived if I only eat a little! I can have more another time.

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2 Responses to How can I not have the pie?

  1. Tori says:

    My employer is also doing a Maintain, Don’t Gain thing (separate from its wellness challenge, which wound down this past week) next week through January as well. It bothers me because they’ve been talking it up so much and so often, I’m getting sort of sick of it. I wish there was a way for me to unsubscribe from human resources emails. :)

    • G says:

      I say set up an email filter to put em into some folder, and let em rot. :) (Is this the right crowd for /dev/null jokes? Maybe not.)

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