What is it about the holidays that awakens the primal instinct to eat everything in sight for two months straight? It begins in November, and if you are lucky, hopefully towards the end of the month, when people suddenly want to have potlucks and multiple celebrations all over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Then it’s the Christmas cookies and pies and parties and before you know it you have gained ten pounds and the extra weight feels like a sweater you can’t take off.
…Or maybe that’s just me.
While I usually work to party in moderation, it’s almost damn inevitable to gain some weight over the holidays. While this doesn’t seem like such a terrible thing now, it’s a pain in the butt when tournament training time comes and you slowly, painstakingly peel off that holiday fat sweater with sweat and sore muscles.
There is a saying that “sweat is fat crying”. Come January my fat is going to be crying like a teenage girl watching “Titanic” for the first time.
Anyone else fall into the holiday trap? Anyone else also just a little glad to get back to their regular diet and training schedule? Did you just answer yes to latter question with a Christmas cookie in your mouth? Don’t lie….I’ll know.