Lazy with a capital LAZY

27 Dec

I hope that all of you have had a great holiday season so far!  We only have New Years Day left, and then it is a a barrage of holidays that don’t allow for me to miss work with holiday pay until Memorial Day.

As much as I enjoy those paid holidays, there is some mild relief to the thought that the crazy end of the year business is winding down.  Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year, but by the end I am over it for until next year.

I think I am still nursing the traveling, Christmas shopping, present wrapping, family visit organizing, hangover that was the last month.  I have been lazy with a capital LAZY.  Here is my holiday round up of my eats and exercise lack there of.

While I was in the great state of Arkansas, I ate…yeah I did.  I ate chili, queso and chips, pasta salad, sandwich, chips, cake, taco soup, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, and the epic moment…a cheeseburger and onion rings.  Yeah I kind of lost my mind in that I did not say no to foods I normally would,  but I did not overeat at least.

I apparently decided, unbeknownst to myself, somewhere along the way that I was just going to eat what was made at each family’s home, and not stress, plan or calculate what I was eating.  I would eat what they made, but control myself and not overeat.  I did however say no to a bag of chili cheese Fritos that my dad had…that would have ended in an orange-red dusted, bag shredded, me in a corner like a starving rabid dog kind of scenario.  Yes, those tasty SOB’s were better left untouched.

It was really nice to take a little break from thinking about everything that I put in my mouth.  Not in a “I am over this healthy thing give me a whole large pizza with fries on the side” kind of nice, just a nice little mental vacay from it all.  The good part of this was that I got to indulge. and when I got back home, everything was back to normal.

That is the true sign of a lifestyle change.  I jumped off my wagon and ate a bunch of random crap last week.  I got home and nothing was different about my lifestyle.  I was not suddenly going to fast food joints and gorging myself on chips.  That was the old me and the way I always did things.  If I had momentary indiscretions, they always sent me to FatChick jail as in, Do not pass go.  Do not collect $200.  I would stay there for months and sometimes years, until I rolled doubles got the urge to start over.  Everything in my life, with regard to health and fitness, was a never ending series of starts and stops.  Nothing changed long term.

This time it is different.

So, as I mentioned, I am back at it no delay.  Just home and back at it.  I managed to miss 7 days so far of #merryplanksmas.  I am going hard these last 5 days and pushing for one minute or more on my elbow plank.  Despite my plank efforts, I have still not picked up the kettlebell since I have been home.  Remember the lazy part earlier.  I have just been in a “I don’t wanna!” toddler kind of mood since I got back.  Hubs is on break, and it has just been more appealing to sit and veg out with him and our backlogged DVR, than to get up and sweat.  I do miss it, but have given myself permission to finish out the week a lazy, yet healthy eating, louse.  Saturday it is on like Donkey Kong.  I know that kettlebell is going to make me pay in the most gloriously painful way for slacking, and I am ready for it.

We had a great time visiting with our familes, and got to experience Christmas morning with a somewhat disinterested toddler.  Tink loved the toys when they were all unwrapped, but she did not quite get the point of all the unwrapping.  Hubs and I were more eager and giddy than she was.  We had a fun time drinking some bourbon and Diet Root Beer, while putting together Santa gifts.  It was a fun and relaxing conclusion to all of the holiday madness.

I did manage to read another book while traveling.  Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. This is the 3rd book I have read by Flynn, and I love her…big time.  She currently only has 3 books published, so I am eagerly awaiting more from her.  I am now in the market for a new book.  I am a follower of reading trends…Twilight, Sookie Stackhouse Series (True Blood), Hunger Games, and 50 Shades of Grey have been my typical fare over the last few years.   I have a hard time selecting and committing to a book on my own.  I typically read what is “hot” right now, unless I just happen to stumble upon something.

I was thinking about maybe doing an online book club of sorts during 2013.  I have talked with many of you on Instagram and on here about books, and many of you seem to share my enthusiasm for books.

So, let me know (comment or email) if you would be interested in starting up a book club on here.  I was thinking we would take book suggestions, and then set up a schedule a couple of months in advance for library peeps to reserve popular titles.  I think this would give us all some book inspiration, and motivate us all to read more throughout 2013.  Plus I would love to have more people to discuss books with.

Stay Strong and Keep Moving,


23 Responses to “Lazy with a capital LAZY”

  1. Tiffany Lehman December 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Love the online book club idea!!!

    Tiffany Lehman Sent from my iPhone

    • fatchicktofitchick December 28, 2012 at 7:25 am #

      Great to hear Tiffany! I am getting to work on some logistics!

  2. Amanda Z December 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    I think the book club idea is great! I’m always looking for new stuff to read, although I have yet to dive into Seduction and Snacks.

  3. Tina December 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Love the book club idea. And it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who has NOT followed my eating/excercising plan this holiday/traveling season and done so without the guilt. Thanks for being so inspirational and including us all in your journey.

    • fatchicktofitchick December 28, 2012 at 7:24 am #

      Thanks so much for reading and your kind comments Tina! Today is a new day that is not dictated by our behavior the previous days!

  4. Missy December 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    You HAVE to read Seduction and Snacks. Mama Laughlin pointed it out a while back and I have been waiting for my winter break to dive in, and I CANNOT put it down!!
    I’m a reading trend kind of girl also. If you liked Hunger Games try Divergent also, it’s a another series that is similar. 🙂

  5. Tamara December 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I tried doing one while I was living abroad. We read selected books just fine, but always fell short on the discussion. It would be nice to be a reader again. 🙂

    • fatchicktofitchick December 28, 2012 at 7:23 am #

      I know, I worry that it would be all grand in the beginning and fizzle out. I never hurts to give it a shot. Worst that could happen is we all get some great book suggestions out it!

  6. Jennifer Szescula Flanagan December 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Loved this line “….then it is a a barrage of holidays that don’t allow for me to miss work with holiday pay until Memorial Day.” I always wondered why they shove all them into the last two months of the year when really it is January – April when we all really need the break. Glad you had a great time and enjoyed your vacation.

  7. Kara @ December 27, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    That is so great that you relaxed on the WLJ, but didn’t have trouble getting back on the wagon! I wish it was that easy for me 🙂

    I think a book club is a great idea. I don’t have much time to read, but will participate when I can! I was so excited to have 4 days off to just do nothing and read last weekend – I finished two books! Gone Girl which was awesome and Still Missing which was also great!!

    • fatchicktofitchick December 28, 2012 at 7:20 am #

      Gone Girl was my first Gillian Flynn book. I suggest her other two books if you like Gone Girl. I will look into Still Missing. Thanks chick!

  8. sarah hansen December 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I think a book club is a great idea! I am always open for new book ideas 🙂

  9. jess83 December 28, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    I just recently found your blog and I think you are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to share your story and for being so real about everything, it takes a lot of courage and awesomeness 😉
    Anywho, if you do a book club, count me in, please!

    • fatchicktofitchick December 28, 2012 at 7:18 am #

      Thanks so much Jess! So glad to have you along for the ride! I will definitely keep in touch on the book club idea.

  10. Carrie December 28, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    Book club sounds fun. Jodi Picoult writes amazing, and often controversial novels that have book club prompts at the end of most of them. She’s amazeballs. And I loved that you posted your struggles with the tent for Tink via IG. I almost quit parenting duties putting together a STROLLER for my daughter from Santa. I literally threw it across the room at my husband. Stupid toys.

  11. Katie December 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    I love reading and think your book club idea is a great idea! I’d be interested in participating.

  12. Laura @ Chaotic Domestic December 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Would love to do a book club! I’m in one with some people from work but participation can be low, and sometimes discussions veer away from the actual book, so I’d love to talk about what I’m reading!

  13. tinyjess5 December 31, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Love the idea of an online book club!!! Count me in!! Are you on goodreads?

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