Sugar coma, rest in peace.

by Christina @ The Athletarian on January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!  I hope you all had a fantastic evening!  I was contemplating a “goal” or “resolution” post…or maybe even a “looking back on 2011″ post, but I think I might save that for another day.  I’m still looking back and reflecting on the whirlwind of a year that I had!  Instead, I will share with you our low-key night and just one of the changes I will be making this year!

I’m not big on NYE so Dean and I just spent the day working LEGS at they gym.  We stayed in at night and cooked a delicious and easy CLEAN meal.  We decided on deconstructed tacos and they have now made it to the top of my go-to list.  So quick to make and extremely filling!

The only thing that required cooking was the chicken.  I grilled it on the George Foreman for about 7 minutes.  While that was grilling, I toasted the tortillas and Dean made the pico (tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper).  Not your typical NYE dish but we thoroughly enjoyed it!

I took a 2-hour nap before dinner, that’s why I look so tired.  I need to nap or I don’t make it until midnight!

Okay so remember how I mentioned in my last post that we were adding a week to Jamie’s LiveFit Trainer because of the Holidays and falling off the clean eating wagon for a few days?  We kind of took advantage of that last night and indulged after dinner as out last cheat treat.

As delicious as it was, I think I’m over it.  I feel all sugared out and have decided it’s time to say sayonara to the processed stuff.  This past week has given me enough sugar to get me through an entire year and I am happy to say I am sick of it.  It doesn’t get me any closer to my fitness goals and it gives me terrible headaches.  So there you have it!  One of my goals for 2012 is to rest sugar in peace and jump back on the eat clean train!  I’m giving it 110% and I know I will feel SO good!

Can’t wait :D

Do you ever get to that point where you have just had TOO much of something?

What’s one of your goals/resolutions for 2012?

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Holly January 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm

First, Happy New Year sweetie! I hope that 2012 is full of amazing things!

And yeah I did. Chips, salsa and cream cheese. Can we say my ass was getting HUGE?!? LOL I honestly haven’t eaten it in like a year. Now the thought of it makes me sick :(

My goals this year are to run run run. Get into shape, massively, and lose these pounds. My friend N and I start training for our first 5k tomorrow. She actually just told me about 2 minutes ago “Yeah tomorrow we start our workouts, youre going to hate me.” LOL I am actually really excited!


2 Sarah January 1, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Oh yes! Definitely feel the same way about chocolate right now. Between Christmas and spending time with my family I have had my fair share of sweets.

One of my goals for 2012 is to appreciate where I am right now. So often I feel like I’m just searching for something and I forget to appreciate where I am in my life right now. I have lots to be thankful for.


3 Nicole January 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Happy New Year! Your dinner (and dessert) look super yummy! I definitely get burned out on sugar after I overindulge, my biggest issue is that the feeling of not wanting sugar goes away quickly and I want more. Good for you getting back on the wagon. I’m there too!


4 Britt @ Chicago Runner Girl January 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Too much junk for me in the past several weeks as well. Today I feel beat and short on energy because I’ve indulged in way too many treats this holiday season. Thinking that I need some type of sugar detox, but still have a crap load of candy and processed items in my house and I hate throwing away food.

Happy new year to you!


5 Meg January 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Great post sweetie. Happy new year xoxo


6 Alexandra January 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Happy 2012 girl!! I know what you mean about that feeling after processed foods, it’s just nasty. I’d much rather fuel up with a meal like your dinner and feel good, ya know? Our bodies deserve to be treated well! :)
Here’s to a wonderful new year!


7 Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean January 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I LOVE your main goal! You’ll totally rock it in 2012!!!

And a stay at home NYE? Perfect in my book! That’s what we did too :-)


8 Michael January 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Im right there with you. Jim and I are pretty much cutting out processed crap ans sugar this year too. Of course I’m waiting to really start when we get back from Disney.


9 Brooke @ sweats & sweets January 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm

We stayed home too! Its a perfect NYE plan every year!


10 Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen January 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Love your dinner – taco salads are one of my favs :) I really can’t wait to return to my regular routine and get back to my regular eating habits. I’m with you – one of my goals is to eat foods as close to their natural source as possible and as little processed food as possible. I don’t think I can commit 100%, but want to make a good effort! Happy New Year!!!


11 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Happy New Year!!! I stayed up almost till 1 last night and I am pretty tired today. I definitely agree with the sugar stuff. I’m ready to reach my goals and feel the best I can feel :)


12 christa January 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I threw out a plate of cookies this morning. It felt great. Your tacos look delish!


13 Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner January 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm

That taco salad at the top is one of my favorite meals – but I also buy pico de gallo instead of making it. I really should just chop it all up – so easy! I definitely have times where I have just had enough of sugar/processed foods and enjoy a few days of healthier eating.


14 Hiker mom January 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Happy new years! I always feel like I have had to much junk while on vacation. By the end, I feel so disgusting, the only thing I crave is a bowl full of salad.


15 Danielle C January 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Happy New Year! I am definitely in agreement with you about sugar and am so ready to make a New Year’s change to cut it out of my diet for a while. I must add that your deconstructed nachos look mighty delicious!


16 TriGirl January 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm

I do get to the point where I’m overdone on food, but that cookie and ice cream photo looks deeelicious :D

I’m looking forward to following your new adventures this year Christina!


17 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 1, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I feel the same way! I’m getting sick of all my holiday indulging and I’m ready to get back to my normal eating. Your taco salad looks delicious! :D


18 Chels January 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I had my fair share of over the top sugar loaded drinks and tons of chips and salsa for New Years last night. It felt so good to wake up this morning with a fresh start and a huge bowl of clean oatmeal.


19 Lizzy January 2, 2012 at 3:39 am

happy 2012 girlie!!
I have such a low tolerance for sugar I try to avoid it unless it’s something 100% worth it! ;)
good luck with this new year!


20 Melissa @ Mouthwatering Morsel January 2, 2012 at 4:24 am

I think it’s so cute y’all work out together! :) It’s more motivational in my opinion. Happy New Year!


21 Carrie Shaw January 2, 2012 at 5:47 am

Your dinner looks awesome. I needed this to inspire me to join your eat clean train in 2012! Happy new year!


22 Jessica @ rerunrunning January 2, 2012 at 6:49 am

That dessert looks awesome… you’re awesome for being over it… I can say that I have definitely had my moments of being sugared out. Unfortunately, it never lasts long… and I’m back to craving that delicious stuff.

Self control might go on my resolution list for the new year… eh, maybe. :)


23 Shannon from Healthiful Balance January 2, 2012 at 11:26 am

Your dinner and dessert look so good! :) Happy 2012!


24 Ali Mc January 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I have a head ache right now :( nice to know it’s from the 5lbs of chocolate I ate yesterday :) lol so you’re eating chicken??? how did I miss this one….wasn’t it amazing? :D


25 Jenny @ The Little JBird January 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I find that when I allow myself to eat junk, I crave junk, then I eat more junk. It’s a vicious cycle. When I stay away from it, I don’t miss it, and I don’t want it. So far 2012 is off to a good start. (only 1.5 days in though) ;)


26 Elle January 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

So, I am wondering what goes in your taco when Dean is eating chicken? Or did I miss something MAJOR here?

Happy New Year, dear Christina.


27 Kiah January 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm

You and Dean are a really cute couple (just FYI). Anywho–yes! I definitely over-eat then get sick of something…like sugar. Problem is, I don’t stay sick of it long :-)


28 Kara January 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Didn’t know that there were Ezekial tortillas! I have to find them, as we love Ezekial bread here :)


29 Danielle January 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Great plan! I am going to dedicate many of my meals to clean eating (more so than I do now) – I am not sure that I am ready to go 100%, but I am going to work really hard on avoiding processed foods – which will be step 1 :) Plus that new cookbook should be really helpful! Thanks again!


30 Julie January 3, 2012 at 3:25 am

That sounds like a great New Years Eve and that dinner sounds awesome!
I definitely feel like it’s time to quit the sugar. It’s evil and, like you, I know it doesn’t make me feel great and it doesn’t help me reach my goals.

Also, I’m thinking you should do a goals post or a reflection post. So many bloggers are doing them right now I’m really enjoying them. I’m sure yours would be a good one :)


31 Tink January 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Good luck! I don’t think I will ever get sick of sugar!


32 Rachelle January 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Love the pictures of you and the dean machine. Cutest couple ever award goes to you two!!

I could not agree more about the sugar coma. I have only been sugar free for 1.5 days and I already feel 100% better. Seriously amazing how good I feel when I cut sugar out of my life. Keep reminding me of this okay. Happy New year my friend!!


33 Yolie @ Practising Wellness January 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Hehehe..I’m gonna rein things in too …tomorrow ;-) 100g of dark chocolate today and no regrets! :-P Happy new year, and thank you for your fun, motivational and inspring blog! :-D xyx


34 TriGirl January 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Just came back to tell you I gave you an award on my site today :)

And I still salivate over that ice cream picture.


35 Lisa January 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Happy New Year! I enjoyed eating one too many sweet the entire month of December and I’m now ready to get back into the routine! Though, once in awhile I’ll sneack a “healthier” treat here and there!
Now that last photo is tempting me to go buy some cookie and ice cream!


36 Suzanne January 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Happy New Year! Your NYE meal looks really good. I love grilled chicken!

I’ve been up and down about doing a 2012 goals/resolutions post and I’ve finally got one in the works. My biggest goal for 2012 is to run 12 half marathons.


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