Peanut Cake, Egg Nog Cake, Lemon Cake, Peppermint Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake. I relished in every bite. It was lovely. I could feel a deeper, lazier food coma setting in and to quickly fight it, I texted the trainer! 5PM work out and at least one piece of cake is burned off and my muscles feel worked. I’m on 14 straight weeks with at least weekly work outs with the trainer. I only know how many weeks it is because I pay her in 12 week increments and just started with a new series.
Resolving 5 types of Cake Food Coma with Exercise
Have you been in food coma like me for the past weeks? I have been blissfully eating my way through December. I always have great goals of self discipline, dreams of limiting my caloric intake at holiday parties and feasts. But I am a lover of food.
I find new foods I love every year. My brother made Panna Cotta for Christmas. I couldn’t stop eating the custardy cream. It wasn’t served in dainty bowls. It was self serve. I ate bowls of it like it was beef stew on a cold day. But instead it was the most refreshing, creamy, sweet custard.
My mom sent me home today with five types of cake which were really intended for our hungry like a pack of wolves teenager but I tried every one and included…
I am not sure with my new career chapter starting next week and 2-3 nights a week of our son’s basketball games how my time with the trainer will always fit. But I decided the only way I am going to get myself out of a blissfully comfortable food coma is to exercise myself out of it….and to quit eating so much!
With the kick off of 2012, my new goal is not to just work out with the trainer weekly but to kick up my own work outs and actually move myself onto the elliptical machine we bought a few years ago and actually use it again. More walks outside if this unseasonably warm winter continues and maybe I can figure out how to slowly jog again. My accountability is that if I write down in a blog post maybe I’ll actually do it. Exercise routines are tough but if they allow me to relish in the occasional food coma or a monthly December food spree, I fight through and exercise.
Do you set yearly goals and resolutions? What is one you’d like to accomplish in the new year?
I am on that thought pattern but I haven ‘t got out the door yet. I am going to try and do that. Hope you find the time. I feel exercise is the answer for not putting on extra pounds. I taught fitness classes many years ago and am a firm believer in you have to move to loose.
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
I do monthly workout recaps on my blog – it does help keep you accountable! I always feel guilty when I’ve done no crosstraining at all (I always seem to get my running in at least).
Those cakes sound incredible. We have 2 cakes still sitting around here, but I’m thinking about giving them to the chickens.
Prairie Mother says
ug, i have eaten so much! I feel your pain! oh those cakes look wonderful.
I have a calendar that I use to record my workouts. It makes it concrete and I’m accountable for filling in the squares..and feel guilty when I don’t. I also found an AWESOME website with workouts you can do at home without a lot of equipment. I’ve worked out for years and thought I was in pretty good shape but these workouts kick my butt.
DeEtta Bohling says
I can relate! I think of all the yummy (high-calorie) food I ate over the holidays while I’m running lately. In 2012 I’m going to run my very first half marathon! 2011 was a great year for improving my distance and speed so I’m ready to take it to the next level. To think, I started out running only a half mile and I can now run 6-8 miles! Hope to hear more about your workouts in the future.
i didn’t overdo it over Christmas, but i indulged in a few splurge foods, for sure. in 2011 i was able to get back into exercise again after a long couch-potato spell, so i’m continuing that as much as i can for as long as i can – for my own health. 🙂
Forget the workout I want that cake! LOL You are lucky you have found a personal trainer and what a great motivator that is! I am too looking forward to getting out of the food coma and have started back on my food changes this week and exercise starts being regular again this weekend! Cheers and good luck!
Sarah K says
I hear you! Just be glad you’re spreading the holiday goodies out over your looooong, naturally lean 6 foot frame (as opposed to, say, five feet, three inches 😉
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