I kinda wish I thought of this blog post a little earlier seeing as it’s a couple days after the Easter holiday weekend, but by reading a lot of you easter related fitness posts it’s inspired me and helped me create this. Hope you enjoy and let me know your thoughts in the comments!
I’m just gonna dive right into it – just like all my eggs this weekend…
Self-explanatory. The number one love/hate relationship at this time of the year. You have it for breakfast and it’s genuinely socially acceptable. No one would look twice at you tucking into an ostrich-sized chocolate egg in the morning, and if they did – they’d be the weird one. And it doesn’t just stop at breakfast, it’s a key element in all of your meals for the day, by. law.
But at the back of your head, like any fitness fanatic, is the niggling pain of breaking your diet and undoing all of your hard work.
2. Limited Edition Chocolate
So for those of you fitness gurus who have AMAZING self-control and didn’t break their diet completely, the limited edition chocolate is that second hurdle. For me, I chomped on chocolate right from the start so it’s less of an issue…but for those of you who resisted, these bad boys get you right where it hurts.
LIMITED. EDITION. You won’t get another chance to taste these mini eggs or creme eggs until next year. A full year, 365 days away. Along with the malteaser bunnies a.k.a the best thing on earth right now. What’s your country’s limited edition chocolate?
You’re thinking about it. thinking about it. trying to find an excuse to buy some. and then it hits you: STOCK UP FOR MY NEXT PERIOD.
If you didn’t receive any gifted easter eggs/chocolate this year then I’m sorry, this one won’t really apply.
I received three easter eggs and some hotel chocolat mini eggs for me and my boyfriend to enjoy (well, whatevers left by the time he gets here). This is great and all and I’m really grateful but…f*ck.
4. Family Do’s
I’m not sure what you call them anywhere else, but in the UK we call them ‘do’s’. And no, not they’re not the opposite of ‘dont’s’. The parties and gatherings that are thrown because either you all get along swimmingly and LOVE each and every one of their company, or that it’s a compulsory thing and you know they’ll be tension/drama but, it’s easter.
Wherever there’s a party, there’s food. So for once, you can put down your easter eggs and spend time socialising…at the buffet. With twice as many desserts necessary and mountains of potato salad.
When in Rome…..
5. No Gym
Some bloggers posted about their gym being shut not only on Easter Sunday but on Good Friday and the following bank holiday Monday too. Way to make a girl feel better about eating her body weight in chocolate!
For others, there was just no time for the gym due to family commitments. Again – not helping all that much.
6. Starting Fresh
This gives many of us the chance to treat the end of the holidays like a second new years resolution. You’ve had ya fun with the eggs, now crack on and get moving again. I should really take my own advice.