Planning for the worst.

October 31st, 2008

There will be quite a few obstacles I’m going to face in the month of November that have the potential to sabbotage my efforts thus far. I have to be realistic about it and not set myself up for failure. I’m just going to take it as it comes and try to squeeze in a workout anyway I can. The whole “everything in moderation” mantra is not going to cut it either. The mantra is now going to be “eat slowly and savor every bite”. Here are the coming events and potential problems that may come with it.

  • Halloween Night: I’m going to the Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios. We’re probably going to leave pretty early and stay out late so I’m going to have to work out early, which sucks because I like working out at night. I’m just going to have suck it up. There’s also the candy issue. It’s Halloween! How can I NOT have candy? Srsly.
  • Vegas Trip: I’m meeting my family in Vegas next weekend and they are an unhealthy bunch indeed. It’s going to be buffet, buffet, buffet, restaurant, food courts, midnight snacks, vending machines. Yeeshk. I’m going to counter it by walking, walking, walking. Oh and also shopping :D
  • Bay Area Trip: I’m spending Thanksgiving in the Bay and my cousins are binge eaters… srsly. They can eat whole chickens and boxes of cereals and pop tarts in one sitting. I’m not kidding. When I’m with them, we have the best time gossiping and eating. It’s an issue really. Hopefully we’ll burn off some calories walking around San Francisco. Oh and also shopping :D
  • Hawaii Trip: Christmas in Hawaii for a whole 3 weeks. That’s going to be DANGEROUS. I grew up there so local food is the one of the things I miss the most. Plate lunches, Matsumotos, Zippys, Candy… AHHH! The list goes on. It’s going to be hard, but hopefully my Mom will cook some good veggie filled Filipino food. I’ll eat a lot of fruit too. I’ll bring along my workout DVDs and try to keep up with my running. Oh and also Christmas shopping :D

It’s going to be hard until the end of the year. Food, parties, cold weather. All recipes for disaster for someone who is trying to adapt healthier habits.

Good things: My boyfriend told me my form is much much better for my guy push-ups. Woo hoo! I’m ready to take Jillian on. Also, My arms and legs are rock hard. I don’t even have to flex to feel the muscle. My abs are taking shape too, but there’s still a layer of fat over it. That’s the first place I gain so it’s going to be the last place to lose. It’s genetics. My whole family is that way. :(

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