Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It made sense at the time: Big Mac a Big Mistake

Several people have said, lately, that since I go to the gym almost every day and dancing at least a couple times a month, I must be "able to eat anything I want". This is not exactly true.

It does mean, however, that if I want a Big Mac, I can say, "Well, shoot! I haven't had one of those in a good 3 years. And I don't want fries. And I'll wash it all down with a diet soda or some unsweetened tea. And all I had for breakfast was a yogurt. And I'm on my way to spinning class, which I know is going to burn 500 calories or so. What the heck?!"

Unfortunately.

If you eat a Big Mac in the parking lot at the gym, and then 10 minutes later you are in class with Scottie, whose idea of instruction is to SHOUT AT YOU TO GO FASTER! DON'T SLOW DOWN! DON'T SLACK OFF! WE ARE IN A RACE! DON'T LET THEM BEAT YOU! RAAAAAA! for 45 minutes, you will spend the entire class feeling like you are going to puke.

Like, maybe, puking is a GREAT idea. Like getting rid of that Big Mac by any means necessary would make the whole ride a lot easier. And like the people in the class would see you puke all over yourself and cheer, while Scottie yelled, "YEAH! PUSH THROUGH IT! FEEL THOSE HAMSTRINGS! GO NOW! RAAAAAA!"

I just got home. I am sipping on the remains of my diet Coke---it stayed ice cold, in the car. I think I will never eat a Big Mac again.

Don't get me wrong, though. I think Scottie is awesome.

8 comments:

Penelope said...

isn't that always the way with Mc D's? You think it's a great idea, haven't had one in like forever, want one right NOW and then 10 minutes after reallyyyyyy regret the whole idea?
I seriously admire you for spinning, it sounds like pure torture to me!

Cynthia said...

What Penelope said....ugh

Andrea said...

No, the problem isn't that you ate a Big Mac. The problem is you ate a Big Mac before a heavy duty work out. You couldv'e eaten a nice healthy salad and still felt bad.

Moral of story...do not eat big greasy burgers before a work out. Eat them after, on the way home in your car, alone,with the window open so no one can smell burger smells in the car.

Not that I do that or anything...

Penelope said...

Christine I don't have your email so I'm leaving this here. I nominated you for a really excellent blog award :o)

ALF said...

I very much admire your dedication to the gym. Yesterday I ran 2 miles. Today I ran 0.

Cynthia said...

Andrea...you been sneaking burgers lately????

; )


Cool Penelope!!!

jtj3 said...

OK, call me a rebel or a nut-job for suggesting this...but, uh, what about having the MickeyD's after the workout? Because, er...your body needs protein to rebuild muscles, and, um...the salt...that replenishes your electrolytes...yeah, that's it. That rationale always works for me...

Andrea said...

I can neither deny nor confirm