Now in the final three-day countdown of my pre-holiday struggle, I am sitting in front of my desktop shoving spoonfuls of Siggi’s Strained Non-fat Vanilla yogurt down my throat as I dream of sugar plum fairies, turkeys with lots of gravy, some mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
Instead of dreaming about food, I am desperately pushing to flip my inner fatty switch to dream of barbells, treadmills and assisted chin-up machines. Here’s where things get dicey…I KNOW that I should go to the gym. I WANT to sit around in pajamas and eat huge scoops of vanilla ice cream that are violently suffocating the pumpkin pie beneath them.
Here is my resolution: Finish my non-fat yogurt that still has some clumps left at the bottom of the cup. Have my usual Palm Beach Shrimp salad from Chop’t for lunch. Eat a healthy dinner. Have some healthy snacks – maybe an Apple or Sugar-Free Jello (10 calories!). Repeat this process tomorrow and Wednesday. Add in a vigorous gym session tonight and tomorrow evening. Eat like a tyrannosaurus-rex on Thanksgiving – meaning focus on the high protein stuff for dinner – devour the turkey and through in some leafy stuff – try to avoid the mashed potatoes and save my calories for the pumpkin pie that has been dancing in my head.
I will report back tonight to let you know how well I am sticking to my plan – particularly the working out part – I am just not a fan of the gym.