My favorite quote of the holidays: "You have to finish your bacon before you can have a cupcake."
It is no wonder that I gain a pound a day when I'm home. My mom always tells me I can go back on my diet when I get back to KC. I tried to explain that I'm not on a diet - this is how I always eat. And after 5 days with too many cookies and too little fiber, my body is more than a little unhappy.
I don't do resolutions. I've never understood why people wait for one day of the year to try to make a change. I didn't see why I should wait until Jan.1 so I started a 45 Day Beer-Free Challenge on Dec. 26. My last beer was a New Glarus Spotted Cow, one of my favorites, and a good one to be my last for a while. Why 45 days? I thought about 30 days, then I thought about Feb 1 and then I realized it would be 45 days to my birthday, so that seemed like a good mark.
Besides going beer-free, I'm also eating at least one leafy-green salad every day for a week and working out 5 days a week. I am hoping that this will help me get back on track. I'm still trying to decide on a race, so hopefully a better diet and reduced calories will help me find some motivation.