Engorging the Holidays!

Well, we seem to have made it through another Christmas. My body already feels as it has gone through an “extreme makeover” with all the stomach engorging food and hi-caloric drinking I have partaken in. Sure, I did it on my own accord with reckless abandon, and enjoyed every bite and gulp. Now, we have a week between major holidays, and New Years Eve will bring another evening of engorging. My pants are already getting tighter, and I dread what will happen after the holidays. I don’t make impossible to keep resolutions, but I am going to behave myself this week!

Yet, we have so many leftovers from Christmas sitting in our fridge. Shelves full of food toย  tempt me, cold beer beckoning me, wine and booze sitting on our bar. Engorging is not an option! Sure, I will eat some of it. I’m not going to torture myself. My fiancee’s aunt is an awesome cook and she packed a bunch of Tupperware full of food for us to take home yesterday. I just need to make sure my fat ass doesn’t eat it all in one sitting. Beer is one of my loves so I am sure I will have a few, or six! I also have to keep in mind that we will be partying on New Year’s Eve and pretty much drinking dinner. Liquid engorging!

The other thing I noticed is that we are already getting bombarded with after Christmas sales ads here in NYC. There are two days I avoid any major shopping – Black Friday and the day after Christmas. Oh, hellz no! I’m sorry, but the sales and saving a few bucks are not worth my time and aggravation to deal with the annoying crowds in the stores, screaming obnoxious kids, and tired rude sales people. Let the “People of Walmart” go out and enjoy that self inflicted torture.

I just read an article that proclaimed retail sales were disappointing this holiday season. Expect even more craziness as retailers desperately try to lure us into their stores to have us spend foolishly on junk we don’t really need in an all out blitz to separate our cash from our wallets. Hey, there might be a few good deals to take advantage of, but I am not going to be engorging on the sales shenanigans today. I’m on vacation this week and will hit the stores later on if I really want to shop for something. Those sales will be going on for a while, even after New Years. For now, I am going to kick back and relax.

Maybe I’ll hit the gym all this week and shock my body back into a workout routine. I damn well know I need to get back on the treadmill. At least engorging on fitness is a much wiser choice. Still, engorging on food and booze does taste better!


24 thoughts on “Engorging the Holidays!”

  1. My husband has to work today, so I am definitely not dragging my two kids to go shopping. That would be my idea of hell for me and everyone else ๐Ÿ™‚ I noticed that there after christmas sale ads on Christmas Eve, which is a little early in my opinion. I’m definitely going to be running on my treadmill this week to make up for all the food I ate this week!

    1. It is snowing here in NYC and I am just staying close to home. Gym is right up the block so I have no choice! The treadmill awaits!

      Yeah, I saw all those ads on TV last night. No way for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. If you’re going to torture yourself, it might as well be at the gym.

    I also saw that retail sales are down. Probably because of non-stop talk about the fiscal cliff. The more the TV bobble heads yammer about a fiscal doomsday. The less people are going to be inclined to shop.

    I’m off this week, too. This time of year I stay away from malls and department stores. When my husband and I lived in the city, we went to the movies on Christmas and New Years day and ate Chinese food. Today feels like a Chinese food kind of day.

    1. First, I am going to go eat Chinese food, or a hamburger. Might as well hit the gym later tonight when it’s crappy out!

      I agree that the media makes things worse. Yup, this is a movie week for sure. No shopping for a few days! I’m on vacation!

  3. Yeah I know the feeling. I feel like the good year blimp. lol.
    And although I haven’t been after-christmas-shopping yet (due to recuperating lol) I do plan on shopping this week for sales ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. My waist line hates me right now, along with my liver! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I am avoiding the stores for now. Too crazy crowded here in Manhattan. Hope you are having a great holiday season!

  4. Hope you had a great Christmas. We went out to the mall today, what a big mistake! I let the wife and kids just wander around while I went to Champp’s Sports bar and had a couple drinks. Pure insanity. Almost as bad as Black Friday! Never again will I venture out the day after Christmas. I should have been laying on the couch, drinking and eating leftovers!

    1. Matt, I was laying on the couch, drinking and eating leftovers!

      You are a brave soul. No way would I go near a mall today. That’s nuts! I give you props for hitting the bar!

      Merry Christmas!

  5. Ha! With so many holiday topics, we both ended up focusing on the “engorging”.

    I am with you on the big sale days. I don’t care how cheap you got your iPad, you won’t catch me at Roosevelt Field on “Boxing Day”.

    1. It tis the season of engorgement! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I refuse to go anywhere near the stores on these special holiday sales days. Too crazy and not worth the hassle to me. I’d rather hit a bar for some cocktails!

  6. It’s interesting to read this because I hate shopping. I will do anything I can to get out of it. Usually I’ll send someone else to the store to get me whatever I need, so I can stay home and watch t.v. or work out with the weights. There is a big snowstorm here, so shopping is out. I am not going to risk my life driving on dangerous icy roads when I don’t need to in order to just save a few dollars from the sales going on. There is no point in me going to the store unless I absolutely need something. And I don’t care how many sales are going on right now, I do not need to buy anything except for food and gas for my car, for now.

    1. Hi Susana! I am with you on that. I am on vacation this week, and did not go near the stores today. Went out to eat, bought some ice cream, made hot buttered rum, and watched movies. Crappy outside anyway today. I hate the stores during holidays.

  7. I had no idea you lived in New York! That must be super neat but also maddening at times!

    I feel you on the engorging on food. I feel like I’ve gained so much weight and now I don’t want to eat for like 3 years. Anyways, love your blog! You always come to mine and comment so I need to start returning the favor ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Hi Steph!

      Yes, I live in NYC and it is pretty fun! Expensive, but fun, and maddening as you said.

      I hear ya. I am going on a strict diet and workout plan as soon as the holidays are over.

      Thanks so much for reading my blog – glad you like it!

  8. In holiday many people may be forgot to do exercise. I think they should do it regularly otherwise it will be harmful for their health .This will increase some health related problems.

    1. Hi Adriana. Yes, it is best to keep up with some exercise during the holidays. I’m taking it easy right now but will be back in the gym every day soon. So much good food to eat this time of year! Thanks for reading.

  9. Hit the gym! Ugh, the worst part is leaving to house and heading there. After that, smooth sailing. I hope to finally make it there today.

    I poured a half-empty carton of eggnog down the sink today because I couldn’t stand sugar anymore. I hope that does not anger the sugar gods… Good luck to you and your fiancee ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh man, I love egg nog!

      I actually went back to the gym today. The hardest part is just getting there, then once you are there you get into it.

      Gonna eat well and train this week then party hard on New Years Eve! Have a great New Years!

  10. I refuse to go to the mall on Black Friday or the day after Xmas either! It’s too much and I hate how people try to make it seem like every product is a necessity. Are we not still in a recession? Come on.

    I hear you about pants getting tighter. I took home a bunch of left overs, but I literally devoured it all in two days. Now I have no choice but to eat the healthy stuff in my house. I rather deal with 2 days of overindulging bloat than eat a little of each indulgent thing for two weeks. For me, that’s how the real weight creeps on.

    1. Hey Holly!

      I totally am with you about the media-pumped holiday shopping frenzy. I can’t stand the stores. Also, that is a good way to get rid of the leftovers and bad food. Still, I have to indulge a bit through New Years! I hit the gym last night and going again in a few minutes. Mucho sore today! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a great New Years!

  11. Hey Phil! I really like your blog! This post is so true because I’m contemplating on going out for a run except it’s so cold out and I hate the treadmill so that’s my dilemma. I also dread the malls and I’ve been staying away for awhile but I need to go today to find something nice to wear for NYE, haha. I hope you and your fiancee have a wonderful New Year’s and thanks for stopping by my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey Bella! Thanks for reading and liking my blog! Part of the battle is just getting off the couch to do it. Go workout then hit the mall for that hot NYE outfit!

      Hope you have a great New Year’s! I’m sure you will have a lot of interesting things coming up to talk about on your cool blog. Get rid of Mr Big and go after Mr Right! ๐Ÿ™‚

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