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Health Confessional: Share It and Move On

Confessing my health and fitness slip-ups to you guys make me feel human again, especially after reading everyone else's confessions. I've got a new one to make . . .

Last weekend was, as we all know, a holiday weekend. Somehow I ended up at three BBQs and somehow I totally forgot my own tips for keeping grilling healthy. Not only did I eat far more s'mores than I'd care to say out loud, I also indulged on one too many adult cocktails, hamburgers, and spoonfuls of potato salad. I told myself I was going to go on a hike one day, a run the next day, with the third day of the three day weekend dedicated to biking. All I did was bike. I never even laced up my sneaks once. Today I feel a bit sluggish (and guilty) but I've got my gym bag packed and it's back to healthy living.

So there, I've confessed — hey, it happens right? Now it's your turn. Do you have anything you want to confess and get off your chest after this holiday weekend of celebrating? It helps knowing that we all make mistakes and that life, and health, does indeed go on.

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ohbaby7 ohbaby7 7 years
Instead of spending the first month of summer running and staying in shape like i told myself, i did literally no exercise. whatsoever. BUT today i went for a 2 mile run, baby steps!, and worked out in the gym with my boyfriend, who is a mean personal trainer!
mtiger mtiger 7 years
I ate pretty bad over the weekend...and now I've gained a little weight! My weight jumps up and then takes a few days of healthy eating to get it back down. And I'm trying to lose weight, so this is bad!! Does this happen to anyone else?
Pixelicious Pixelicious 7 years
Ugh. What a three-day weekend. I didn't eat terrible, but only because I skipped all the festivities. I went out to TGI Fridays one night and chose a meal under 500 calories. But I drank. A Lot. And then some more. I planned on exercising Friday, Saturday and Sunday and only made it Saturday, but at least I did both cardio and strength. I've really struggled to get back into a routine since I went on vacation the second week of freaking June. Before I was exercising five times a week and closely monitoring my food intake. Now, I am more relaxed on food journaling and only up to three times a week. Tonight, though, I am hitting a one hour strength/cardio class.
Pixelicious Pixelicious 7 years
Ugh. What a three-day weekend. I didn't eat terrible, but only because I skipped all the festivities. I went out to TGI Fridays one night and chose a meal under 500 calories. But I drank. A Lot. And then some more. I planned on exercising Friday, Saturday and Sunday and only made it Saturday, but at least I did both cardio and strength. I've really struggled to get back into a routine since I went on vacation the second week of freaking June. Before I was exercising five times a week and closely monitoring my food intake. Now, I am more relaxed on food journaling and only up to three times a week. Tonight, though, I am hitting a one hour strength/cardio class.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I had one glass of red wine and a black russian (that I didn't finish). I also had 2 ostrich burgers (which are pretty low calorie!) and a few sweeties.Not really any excess for me... but I didn't do a bike ride on Sunday like I wanted to. Ended up on the sofa with my boyfriend watching Prison Break. ;p
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I had one glass of red wine and a black russian (that I didn't finish). I also had 2 ostrich burgers (which are pretty low calorie!) and a few sweeties. Not really any excess for me... but I didn't do a bike ride on Sunday like I wanted to. Ended up on the sofa with my boyfriend watching Prison Break. ;p
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I attended a BBQ during the 4th. I indulged in food -- burgers, hot dog, chips, cookies, cocktails, cheesecake, regular cake, etc. This was on TOP of already having two meals that day! I could eat like nobody's business. The next day, I went back to my healthy lifestyle. I worked out twice over the weekend. I have no guilt about indulging in food. The last time I ate so much was back in February during Valentine's Day, several months ago. So it's fine.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I attended a BBQ during the 4th. I indulged in food -- burgers, hot dog, chips, cookies, cocktails, cheesecake, regular cake, etc. This was on TOP of already having two meals that day! I could eat like nobody's business.The next day, I went back to my healthy lifestyle. I worked out twice over the weekend. I have no guilt about indulging in food. The last time I ate so much was back in February during Valentine's Day, several months ago. So it's fine.
sayjay23 sayjay23 7 years
Margaritas and Chips and dip.... although I did burn a couple of calories by swimming in the pool ALL day long!
raieven raieven 7 years
I ate an entire TJ's soy ice cream (vanilla), a BIG one. like a pint. plus booze on friday. plus greasy chinese take-away yesterday. back on track today though, just made vegan enchiladas!
raieven raieven 7 years
I ate an entire TJ's soy ice cream (vanilla), a BIG one. like a pint. plus booze on friday. plus greasy chinese take-away yesterday.back on track today though, just made vegan enchiladas!
Bettyesque Bettyesque 7 years
Im right there with you Fit. We had a Luau bonfire/cookout.Chicken KabobsSirloin BurgersBratsGerman Potato SaladCucumber and Bowtie SaladChocolate Covered Strawberriesand....Smores!!!Oh and Pina Colodas ... Im on the way to the gym as we speak girl :)
Bettyesque Bettyesque 7 years
Im right there with you Fit. We had a Luau bonfire/cookout. Chicken Kabobs Sirloin Burgers Brats German Potato Salad Cucumber and Bowtie Salad Chocolate Covered Strawberries and.... Smores!!! Oh and Pina Colodas ... Im on the way to the gym as we speak girl :)
uptown_girl uptown_girl 7 years
Not too bad here. I just know I drank WAAAY too much! I did a lot of walking and bike riding though. Oh and I made the blondies on Yumsugar, but I did REALLY REALLY good and cut them into 20 servings, and only had a total of THREE over the span of 3 days! So that's pretty good!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 7 years
Not too bad here. I just know I drank WAAAY too much! I did a lot of walking and bike riding though.Oh and I made the blondies on Yumsugar, but I did REALLY REALLY good and cut them into 20 servings, and only had a total of THREE over the span of 3 days! So that's pretty good!
seraphimm seraphimm 7 years
the bf took to Pier 39 and pigged out!at least it's LOCAL food right... :howyoudoin:-FRIED calamari-clam chowder-salmon salad-shrimp scampi-jambalaya-pizookie (damn it!!!!)Thanks, skinny boyfriend... :OY:
seraphimm seraphimm 7 years
the bf took to Pier 39 and pigged out! at least it's LOCAL food right... :howyoudoin: -FRIED calamari -clam chowder -salmon salad -shrimp scampi -jambalaya -pizookie (damn it!!!!) Thanks, skinny boyfriend... :OY:
IKindaHeartU IKindaHeartU 7 years
I am guilty of going to Starbucks getting something super bad and then totally ignoring the gym this weekend. Though, last night I did chop up some veggies for the week like you suggested so now I am like even.
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
ZERO workouts. Some chocolate. NEED to workout.
cmill38 cmill38 7 years
i was good except for the cocktails and overdose on bbq. i stayed away from the sweet by telling myself that drinks was more sugar and calories than a whole pie(probably true) and therefore I didn't need anything sweet to add to my count.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 7 years
On Canada Day weekend I went to the US and had to indulge in all the restaurants we don't have up here. Breakfast at Breugger's Bagels (times two, and I NEVER eat bagels), Lunch at TGI Fridays (granted it was a grilled chicken salad, but I preceeded it with those deep fried green beans and chipotle mayo dip), Dinner at PF Chang's (Kung Pao chicken!). I also HAD to have Coldstone Creamery because it's so darn delicious. We were gone for two nights and I still managed to get a workout in at the hotel's gym, and I've been repenting with pretty healthy eating since then.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 7 years
Well I was pretty good up until last night. Dinner was pasta with mozz brocc and cauli and then I had a bowl of all natural vanilla ice cream, a dark chocolate smore [2 pieces of Ghiradelli dark chocolate with a marshmallow in between], broiled pineapples slices with marshmallows on top, about 6 Saltine crackers, a lot of Redi Whip squirted directly into my mouth, a mini Snickers, and half a bag of dark chocolate M&Ms. A lot of little stuff that all added up to a gain of 1.4 lbs in 1 day. Besides that I was immaculate all day in my eating. Unfortunately my body responds horribly to carbs and dairy. Sugar I can get away with but the thing is it always makes me crave simple carbs. So now I am going to be spending the next couple days detoxing from all that haha
nnayap nnayap 7 years
yea, eating this weekend wasn't too bad, although I did indulge in several large pizza slices on Sunday. My main thing is that I didn't go running or any other sort of exercise AT ALL. :-\ There are two reasons why this is bad: 1. trying to lose weight and 2. I'm signed up for a 10K race at the end of August! Hopefully I'll get back in the swing of things soon...
ibiteback ibiteback 7 years
I baked today for charity but I couldn't keep myself for tasting!
teacherturtle1 teacherturtle1 7 years
hahahhahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahaha ok.. umm.. yeah.. i pigged out on the weekend.. i even gained 10 lbs. on friday! but it was mainly because of all the salt, and well i am back to my normal weight. plus healthy eating and exercise is for the long run and seemingly a lifestyle these days. as long as one is honest with oneself, pigging out has no real effect. lets say.. 365days/year... if you eat healthy at least 300-330 of those days.. i'm sure those 35-65 other days spread out in the year won't do much to you. unless you do it all in a row. but then again, temptation is temptation.. so never mind.. :p anyways.. if you ask me, i can only pig out so much before i feel sick. probably because my body likes healthy food much better than the junk food. :)
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