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The Binge…

Every once in awhile we have cravings, every once in awhile we allow ourselves a time to binge. To eat what you want, in moderate amounts of course, and shock some sense back into your system. Don’t let anyone talk you into believing that this is not ok. It is perfectly normal. If you don’t do this, then you’re continuing to starve your body of what it needs, and what you want, and the cravings just get worse. Trust me.

My sister has been home for a visit for a week and a half now, she leaves this Saturday, completeing an entire two week vacation at home. It has been lovely having her around, but not so lovely for my waistline. So this time with her, has been my binge. But let me tell you, I have NOT binged the entire two weeks. Just a little here and there.

My sister has a few traditions every time she comes home, much like I did when I lived abroad too. She must have her favourite carrot cake from Dan Ryan’s – it is to die for. So after suggesting we go for coffee and pick up the carrot cake to go so she could enjoy it over a few days from the comfort of the sofa, we decided to have it there, complete with a tall glass of sweet iced tea. Now I couldn’t really sit there and watch her eat the whole thing now could I? This sweet, moist cake complete with cream cheese frosting is the perfect accompaniment to a tall glass of sweet iced tea with fresh lemon. Heavenly!

My second indulgent treat came on sunday afternoon, at lunch with my mum and my sister. Some quality bonding time, combined with retail therapy and dim sum. Oh I do love dim sum. Most of it is made with rice flour and steamed with vegetables, so it’s not *that* bad…

My third, and hopefully final (I’m not sure, still got 4 days left with my sister in town), was an excessively indulgent 3 hour, 3-course dinner complimented with 2 beers. The ultimate indulgence in comparison to how I have been prior to this. Beginning with lobster nachos (less cheese, more lobster), and salt and pepper crispy calamari, followed by pan fried snapper with creamy mash and roasted vegetables, followed by the most amazing Banoffee Pie EVER. Overlooking the waterfront, and watching fireworks being set off in the distance, it was a perfect end to my long weekend, and I don’t feel the least bit guilty for it.

What I do know is that as of Saturday it will be hard-core training back at the gym and seriously healthy eating, because now, I do feel incredibly exhausted after eating so much, and lots of fatty foods, but you know what? Sometimes, it’s worth it.

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Posted by on October 20, 2009 in Chocolate, Dessert, Exercise, Food, Indulge

 

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The Root Of All Evil

Exercise. Exercise is the root of all evil. That and this society which has made us obsess over how we look and how much we weigh.

When the weather starts to change, and it cools down and begins to rain, somehow all i feel is this natural instinct to want to curl up on the sofa, under my massive comfy duvet, and watch movies all day. I struggle to find the motivation to go to the gym or for a swim or even for a walk.

But then I look back and I always have a thousand excuses: too hot outside, too cold outside, gym is too crowded, or I get home too late from work, too tired, too something or other. I usually end up managing to drag my ass to the gym, whether I want to go or not. But I still haven’t reached that point where I don’t look for any excuse to get out of it. Mostly because in this month of gymming 3 times a week, I see very few changes. I guess I’m looking for more visable differences rather than the amount that’s on the scale, but still I expected some kind of result!

So i’m on the hunt for tips and tricks to get me motivatied. To help me lose this excess weight hanging around my belly (attractive huh? there really is NO polite way to describe it) and to get fit. Any tips and tricks you could provide I would be most greatful.

Currently feeling that my gym workout is not enough and I may progress onto doing some yoga at home, but I lack the motivation…

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2009 in Exercise, Weight Loss

 

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