Never thought I'd have one of those again . . . but being in the States for Christmas and attending a series of parties, I went over the edge and partook of well . . . nearly everything.
This morning Kelly and I went to the closest 24 Hour Fitness and got a workout . . . but not a great one. We felt hungover, sluggish, and just got through it.
Combine that with the fact I am injured and it made for a miserable experience.
The bright side? I am ready to return home and get back into the groove, have a doctor look at what is ailing me, develop a plan to deal with it, and move forward.
The question I often ask myself is: "Is it worth it to fall off the wagon every now and then?"
For me, probably not. I don't get enough bang out of it and a little cheating leads to a lot of cheating and I spend a lot of unnecessary time convicting myself.
For others, I believe a week "off" the diet is a good dynamic. It keeps them from serial cheating.
This is where good trainers come in handy -- they don't preach a "one size fits all" program, but rather they get to know their clients, their inclinations, their strengths and their weaknesses and develop exercise and diet programs that recognize that each individual is different.
Train hard; diet harder!