Friday, January 8, 2010

Tidal Wave

"Losing doesn't make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder."
-Coach Bear Bryant

I'm a sucker for college football. I could watch and listen to Kirk Herbstreit all day long and never tire of him. I love my Virginia Tech Hokies and I have a soft spot for the Crimson Tide. I'm also a sucker for everything that goes along with a college football game... and that includes food and drinks.

Tonight was no exception. I wasn't able to make it to LA Boxing today because I didn't have a sitter... so I worked out at another local gym. It just wasn't the same. I couldn't get motivated and although I did a solid 45 minutes on the treadmill, it was awful. Torture more like it. I was bored out of my mind and mad that I wasn't able to make a class. I went to Wal-Mart on the way home and it was like the old Shelley came back for a few hours. I filled my cart with cookies, chips, and plenty of other bad foods. I stopped by Red Hot and Blue to pick up some ribs for the National Championship game and proceeded to eat the fries that came along with it. It was a bad, bad night- and I realize, it was total emotional eating.

I guess things could have been worse... We saw Alabama's season opener this year in Atlanta... and at least I didn't have all the "liquid" calories.:) When Tech played Alabama I remember feeling so heavy. I was surrounded by all these cute, petite, beautiful, blonde S.E.C. girls in their trendy gameday dresses. I felt like a heifer, and total mom, walking around in my jeans and t-shirt. I kept pulling at my shirt so it wasn't clinging too much to my belly.

Just like Bear Bryant said, I lost last night... but it just makes me want to fight harder. Today I'll be fighting in both a kickboxing and a boxing class. I'll be fighting for my health... And so that maybe next year, I'll be the one in the gameday dress.

Until then, GO HOKIES and ROLL TIDE!

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