How To Handle The Morning After A Humiliating Eating Binge

“Noooooooo……ummmm……ahhhhh…what??”

You keep rolling over in bed. You eye the clock,

“Well I guess it’s time to wake up.”

Your head is pounding like you had too much to drink.

Your tummy aches and feels like you are about to give birth to a set of triplets.

Your world is nothing but a jumble mess.

How did you get to this stage?

You slowly get out of your bed and head to the bathroom. As you turn on the lights you get a glimpse of yourself in the mirror.

“Oh yeah, now it’s coming to me”

The fog starts to clear and you now remember what you did the night before. The shame is almost as bad as the feeling you would get if you cheated on someone.

Well you kind of did cheat on someone…. You cheated on YOURSELF!

Last night you just didn’t stray from your diet plan; you went on an all out EPIC binge!

This moment in the mirror is the key moment that will decide if you will continue down your distractive path or get back on the road to glory town. This post is all about what you should do the morning after an eating binge.

Been There Done That!

Key and Peele's character Wendell at a addict meeting
“The nastier the binge the better!”

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. Whether that moment is during a once in a lifetime celebration or on a weeklong exotic vacation. While having fun we let our guards down and embrace the jubilations of the moment.

Please know that there’s a difference between having fun versus turning fun into a full outright shameful binge. A binge occurs when you go above and beyond in excess. Whether that’s more beers after you reached your limit or by eating your third helpings of dessert because you’re at a buffet.

One of the first things you need to do is figure out what exactly triggered that response in your body.

Was it your vacation mindset?

Did you give into peer pressure?

What exactly was that FINAL thing that pushed you over the edge?

The sooner you can figure this out, the better you will be when involved in this type of situation in the future. Having accurate data about this will do wonders for your self-esteem and progress.

Once you identified the trigger, now remember what your responses to those triggers were.

Did you try to go toe to toe with your buddies?

Did you tell yourself that “I’m on vacation and ANYTHING goes while on vacation?”

Did you simply eat something so wonderful, that you told yourself that you must have another?

Whatever happened…. happened. You can’t go back in time to change it. (Unless you have The Flash stashed somewhere in your home.)

Barry Allen aka The Flash
Must go back to stop MicVinny’s binge…fate of the world depends on it!

Document Your Binges

What you can do is create yourself an eating behavior journal by using whatever note app you want to use (Evernote, Google Docs, etc.).

Here’s an example of mine during while doing MicVinny’s 30-Day Challenge:

Eating Binge Scenario

How It Started

Ate pizza at a restaurant during date night.

My Responses/Thoughts

I wanted to see how I would respond towards eating pizza while at a restaurant. It was the first time I let myself eat a cheat meal in over two and a half weeks.

In addition to the pizza, I had myself an alcoholic drink cocktail. I then ordered a dessert from the menu. The dessert wasn’t good, but I continued to eat it anyway.

The next day, I had a planned cookout in which my only meal of the day was going to be at the cookout. During the cookout, I ate bratwurst, chicken legs, potato salad, chips, corn, beans, cake and punch.

That same night I snacked on frozen fruit and drank ginger ale for my ailing stomach.

The next day, I didn’t feel like cooking because I was feeling sick. Not only was I bloated, but also I had a sore throat and felt like a cold was coming on. I personally think it was from allergies for being outside all day during the cook out.

That led to ordering Chinese take out for the day’s meal. Instead of the healthier options (8 Simple Ways To Cut Calories From A Chinese Restaurant’s Menu ), I went for a sweet orange chicken option, which is something I’ve only had one other time.

I also purchased some cupcakes on the way to get my takeout like a B-O-S-S!

CAKE BOSS from TLC

I completely devoured them after my main take out course.

On the fourth day was my realization that I had just been on an eating binge.

What I Think Triggered The Binge

I had planned all my meals for 2.5 weeks straight. The first day I did not plan what I was going to eat was when the binging started. It was not the pizza particularly, but just me not stopping once I became full.

I let the sugar trick me into wanting more than I actually did. The satisfactions I typically get from eating foods were lost with these binge foods.

The BBQ was not the direct cause of me going overboard. That was a planned cheat. It was the situations before and after the BBQ that really caused the binge.

Knowing that my body was getting sick, I let my old bad habits take over. Those bad behaviors only want processed junk foods, so that’s what my body craved.

Accept What Happened and Move On!

Key and Peele's character Sex Addict Wendell
“You hear about MicVinny’s binge…it’s crazy yall”

On the morning I got myself over the binge, I wrote all my behaviors down. I acknowledge what I did and I moved on.

As simple as that, you just got to move on!

Life happens.

It’s ok to not be perfect. Look at that binge as a teaching moment. Next time you’re in that situation you’re going to be able to identify how to get out of it sooner, because you’ve done your homework.

If you keep finding yourself in that situation, keep writing it down. If you end up with a novel of information, and nowhere near your dreams, you KNOW EXACTLY what to do but are just refusing to listen to yourself scream out!

Stop blaming others, and start accepting your own faults! You have it in writing! Now it’s just a matter of DOING what it takes instead of AVOIDING the obvious!

 

What do you think about my binge advice? Leave a comment below.

Naughty Junk Food Diaries: Me & The Sweetest Bootylicious Buns of Destiny

One glance at the clock and I knew it was going down tonight! Today was Friday, and this past week had been a stressful one. It was payday and all I wanted to do was relax and go out with my boys.

My good friend, Donnie, knew about this hot new place that seemed to be the new “it” spot in our town. I had heard rumors of how awesome the place was, but never had time to go. That was going to change tonight!

Sharon from accounting told me how anything goes at this place. Lot’s of beautiful attractive people flocked to the location. If you wanted a good time, it was the place to be!

Once I left work, I put on some tunes and got ready for the night. That involved a quick trip to the car wash, barbershop, and department store for some new clothes. It’s been awhile and I wanted to look my best for the ladies!

I picked up Donnie and Bryan from their apartment, and we were on our way towards our destiny! We were excited about all the possibilities of this night!

The Arrival

Yellow Lamborghini outside a clubAs we pulled up to the spot, we could hear a faint conversation in the parking lot,

Kelly, can you handle this?
Michelle, can you handle this?
Beyoncé, can you handle this?
I don’t think they can handle this!

 

My crew and I got out our car and walked inside. Like we were expecting, there were endless options of sexiness everywhere! It was a dream come true!

Sharon was correct, there was nothing but attractive people at this place! Our eyes saw nothing but beauty everywhere!

There were the tall and slender types. The small and thick girls. You had the big and loud. You had the colorful peacocks. You even had the shy wallflowers ready to do harm.

As my eyes looked over the beauty before me, I turned around and saw 3 goddesses walk into the entrance…

Destiny's Child

Barely move, we’ve arrived
Lookin’ sexy, lookin’ fly
Baddest chick, chick inside

They were definitely bad! I nudged Donnie, “Do you see that man? Wow!”

DJ, jam tonight
Spotted me a tender thang
There you are, come on baby
Don’t you wanna dance with me
Can you handle, handle me

As Donnie and I exchange head nods, one of the three ladies made eye contact with me.

You gotta do much better if you gone dance with me tonight
You gotta work your jelly if you gone dance with me tonight
Read my lips carefully if you like what you see
Move, groove, prove you can hang with me
By the looks I got you shook up and scared of me
Hook up your seat belt, it’s time for takeoff

Which Sweety Should I Choose?

I told Donnie that I think I was going to approach one of them. The problem was it was hard to pick which one because all three were attractive and unique.

I don’t think you ready for this jelly
I don’t think you ready for this jelly
I don’t think you ready for this
‘Cause my body too bootylicious for you babe

Kelly was the one on the far left. She had a raspberry reddish streak on top of her head. Her bright outfit was well put together. I also dug her dancing moves. If only I could find some way to get closer…kelly rowland with purple background

Baby, can you handle this?
Baby, can you handle this?
Baby, can you handle this?
I don’t think you can handle this!

michelle williams in whiteMichelle was the one on the right. She wore mostly white from head to toe. She didn’t seem as flashy as the other two, but there was something innocent and cute about her. Her dance moves were more conservative but still well liked.

I’m about to break you off
H-town goin’ hard
Lead my hips, slap my thighs
Swing my hair, square my eyes
Lookin’ hot, smellin’ good
Groovin’ like I’m from the hood
Look over my shoulder, I blow you a kiss
Can you handle, handle this

Beyoncé was the one in the middle. She was something special. I remember dreaming about something like her as a child. I never thought that my dreams would turn into reality. Her skin complexion was like honey.Beyounce looking stunning

I don’t think you ready for this jelly
I don’t think you ready for this jelly
I don’t think you ready for this
‘Cause my body too bootylicious for you babe

The Decision

I knew which one I wanted to approach first. I told my boys it was now or never. I got my confidence up and approached. I danced my way over and made the eye contact. All three were impressed with my moves.

Move your body up and down (whoo!)
Make your booty touch the ground (whoo!)
I can’t help but wonder why (whoo!)
Is my vibe too vibealacious for you, babe

I could see that they all were feeling me. My ego was at an all time high. I signaled for my boys to come in and dance with us as well. They approached and the six of us started having a great time.

I shake my jelly at every chance
When I whip with my hips you slip into a trance
I’m hoping you can handle all this jelly that I have
Now let’s cut a rug while we scat some jazz

As the song started to wind down, I put my hand out and told the one I had my eye on;

“Can I talk to you privately?”

She took my hand and followed me. As we made our way to the front of the location, I slipped the bouncer a few bucks because that’s what was expected at this establishment.

Finally Some Time Alone..

The lady and I proceeded to the parking lot. We locked eyes and it was on!Young couple gazing at each other

Instantly we started making out. I’ll be honest; this was no PG rated make out session. This was all mouth and tongue. I wanted to taste as much of her sweet self as possible!

There was no being polite about it. I tried to get as much of her into my mouth as possible!

Out of the three options that night, I knew I wanted her. She was tanned, honey complexion and awe so tasty! She had the nicest buns out of all the options in the spot!

 

Two sweet tasty honey bunsShe wasn’t a jelly doughnut like Kelly. She wasn’t an iced coffee cake like Michelle. She was the one I called Beyoncé…the mouth-watering honey bun from Wawa!

I don’t think you ready for this jelly
I don’t think you ready for this jelly
I don’t think you ready for this
‘Cause my body too bootylicious for you babe


Where you feeling this week’s Naughty Junk Food Diary?  Tell me what you think by leaving a comment below!

How Wasting Summer Vacations Affect Kid’s Futures

A few weeks ago, kids across the nation were yelling with joy! School was over! Summer was officially here! It’s all about that summer vacation baby!

Why do kids think they need such a lengthy vacation?

Children have no idea what real work is when they’re young. They think that spending 8 hours a day learning and doing stuff is the most stressful thing in the world. Waking up early in the morning and coming home late in the afternoon is the equivalent of a prison sentence to a child.

The national holidays, teacher’s workdays, winter breaks and spring breaks are meaningless to them. They think they deserve even more time off because it’s hard to just show up and learn about the world.

Now as an adult, when you look back, school doesn’t sound so bad does it? You only have to tolerate a couple of long months but you get over 16 weeks of time off each year. All you have to sacrifice is learning new information every day for FREE (unless you’re in private school).

Sweet deal compared to the working world.

Have you ever seriously considered that how you handled your summer vacation as a child most likely reflects the way you approach time off as an adult?

Summer Fun Timeline

Kids have about three straight months of no school. When you’re young that seems like an eternity! First there are a few weeks in June. You tell yourself that you’re going to pace yourself and take it easy. After all, you just had a stressful school year. No need to hurry into the vacation!

Next thing you know it’s the 4th of July. It’s the holiday that let’s you know you’re definitely on your summer vacation! School is a distant memory. When you blink your eyes, all of a sudden August comes creeping in.

Just hearing the name of August starts to send shivers down kid’s minds because they know summer is starting to fade. All those plans they had seemed to be forgotten as they try to slow things down.

As August days turn into the teens, kids can start feeling that September morning crisp air breathing on their necks. Their minds feel with thoughts of book bags, school buses and cool mornings.

Do you find yourself pacing your current vacations/time off in that same fashion? You have all these great plans but let them slip away.
Is it fun at first but than as the last days approach, you start to get depressed because it’s almost over?

Watching TV

Kid with bag of Doritos on couch

My #1 thing as a kid was to watch TV! It was amazing to find out all the programs you were missing on because you were busy at school. Who knew talk shows, soaps and daytime reruns were so interesting!

As an adult it feels almost naughty to watch daytime TV. Like an astronaut exploring a brave new world, it’s something most of us know nothing about. We browse channels and realize that our old favorite shows still come on syndication! Score!

Of course in modern times, everybody does their own video streaming. But is it just me, or do you spend more time DECIDING what to watch vs. actually watching your streams?

Sleeping In

With no bedtime a kid’s favorite summer vacation past time is staying up late at night. There’s no school in the morning, so why not stay up late!

I remember just watching movies, and TV during my late summer nights. I have no idea why kids across the globe do the same thing. Going to bed late means you’re going to get up later each day.

It’s a bad habit that just keeps going and going which leads to nothing being accomplished. It’s amazing at how destructive we become to ourselves when we have no defined purpose for our days.

Think about Friday nights as an adult. How many of us go to bed at a set time? Majority of us stay up late and have fun! Give someone three free months and they’ll do the same thing.

LAZY

Garfield the cat being lazyThere’s a reason vacations are only a couple of weeks long. Human beings have a tendency to make something so wonderful into something awful. When presented as adult with the ability to have 3 months of free vacation, what would most of us do?

We would like to believe that as intelligent adults we would have a great detailed plan. The truth is the majority of us would revert back to our kiddie ways and squander the opportunity.

Three months is a ton of time to develop new habits and get your life in order.

How many of us would actually do that?

We spend so much of our time caught up in our work lifestyles that we never take the time to really enjoy this thing called life.

My Wasted Trips

After two years of being an international business developer, the frequent traveling lifestyle burned me out. I stop doing exciting things during my long oversea trips. I would rather sit in my hotel and watch local TV that was in mandarin instead of going out in the city. One twenty-minute adventure per trip was good enough for me.

I think it all originated from the way I spent my summers as a youngster. I didn’t know how to properly take advantage of a great opportunity. Kudos to the business travelers who don’t just stay in their hotels during their trips but actually go out and explore life!

Save Their Future

Family Guy Pepperfridge farm memeIf you got some kids in your home this summer doing absolutely nothing with their free three months, do them a favor and:

1) Turn off their TVs
2) Kick their butts outside to get some fresh air
3) Let them be active and get some exercise

They may hate you now but you’ll know that something so simple will help them have better dynamic healthy vacations later in life!

What’s Your 4th of July Decision America?

America…. I’ve been watching you very closely these last couple of years.

I’ve seen your daily habits change. I saw you go from talking on a phone TO texting emoticons.

I saw you go from reading TV guides to plan your TV watching TO streaming 24/7.

I’ve seen the media put fear into your minds daily. I’ve seen the news not talk about the good things in this world, but only the bad.

It’s made you scared, America.

That negative talking has fed into all of your insecurities. That fear started to control your daily routines.

It has begun to make you afraid of your home, neighbor, and strangers. They have convinced you that no good could come of this world.

They knew exactly what to say to you to keep you from making your own logical choices. That’s how the great divide in life commenced.

Think For Yourself

At what age did you start to agree that we should be separated by politics?

When was your religious belief the only defining characterization of you as a human being?

Why are we even divided by the simply act of ordering a pizza?

Ah yes, that’s a debate in itself.

How come in this great country we can’t even agree with the best pizza topping combination. Is it pepperoni and mushroom? Bacon and spinach? Or sausage and peppers?

But let’s talk about an even bigger American debate. The choice to be healthy or unhealthy.

You see it truly is a choice. But like all things we have decided to divide the issue.

Only Two Choices?

You can either:

Be Ripped

OR

Be Fat


Be at the gym pumping weights

OR

Be on your couch pumping beers


Be the woman on the cardio machine for three hours and eating salads all day

OR

Be the woman eating a whole cake with the lights off, alone in her apartment.


Drink three kale shakes

OR

Drink three 2-liter cokes


Eat Bland Boiled Chicken Breast

OR

Eat Chicken Fingers


Attempt 100 Push Ups A Day

OR

Attempt to eat 100 M&M’s A Day

You do have a choice America. It doesn’t have to be on two extremes all the time when it comes to your health!

American Privilege

diverse set of hands

I believe all men (and women) are created equal. We all have the same rights and privileges when it comes towards being healthy.

I’ll leave the universal healthy care debate up for another discussion but when should the amount of your income dictate whether or not you deserve to be healthy?

Like all things in life, hard work truly does pay off but what exactly is YOUR RIGHT?

Just because you’re born in America, does that mean you are entitled to everything this country has to offer?

Are you saying you are a better human being than a person born in a country stricken with poverty?

Are you saying that if that person works twice as hard as you and wishes to better their life they don’t’ deserve the opportunity because you’re the American and they are not?

As great as a country America is, isn’t it ironic that we’re the most obese?

Think about that. That hard worker in that foreign country may not have been blessed with all the breaks we have in America, but their chances at having a healthy body is definitely better.

Who’s envying whom now?

Which is more valuable, the amount of money in your pocket, or the ability to walk around life being happy and healthy?

What exactly is the answer?

As you celebrate this 4th of July holiday weekend, please make sure to keep this all in mind. I believe America is a great country. You have so many options as to what you can do with your life here.

You can binge watch Orange is The New Black while eating chocolate donuts or you can go to the gym and walk on a treadmill while streaming music on your iPhone using cellular technology that downloads information faster than your Wi-Fi at home.

Hard Work

construction workers tossing objects

America was the original nation of thinkers. Our forefathers put up with a lot of hard work. As a black American, I have nothing but respect for my ancestors because I know just how hard a life they had it. In an awful situation they put in the work to keep pushing themselves.

Are you still pushing yourself to your potential?

Did you go to the gym to socialize or to workout?

Does the fact that you don’t like broccoli means that you shouldn’t be eating more vegetables to help with your diabetes?

Hard work is what we like to preach in America but few actually do it.

Somebody (WHO I REFUSE TO NAME) mentions Make America Great Again…

A better slogan would be Make Yourself Great Again!

Image what would happen if a whole bunch of people felt great about themselves and start treating their neighbors with kindness. You would have an unstoppable force! Not a country divided.

You would have whole neighborhoods of positive energy. That positive energy would carry over to all aspects of their lives. They would become role models that others would want to duplicate. Making healthy choices would be so much easier because there’s no negativity keeping you down! Everyone’s health would skyrocket!

On this 4th of July, please be aware of what’s going on in this world. Open you eyes. Take care of your body and help your fellow brother and sister out!

We all want the same things…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness!

Happy 4th of July!

Why A Busy Professional Needed Traveling Fitness Help

Nine years ago I was officially obese.

I wish I could say it was a secret but every time I look at old photos, I can easily see the extra weight.

None of my family or friends who saw me on a regular basis ever confronted me about my physical transformation.

There was no intervention.

I was a known gym rat and claimed to know everything there was about weightlifting, supplements and living a healthy life. In my mind, the extra weight was all muscle.

Sorry twenty something Mikey…You was severely overweight!

Maybe nobody knew I was overweight due to my height. I’m around 6’ 3”. The first thing question I normally get asked is

“So did you use to play basketball?”

It’s a fair question because of my naturally tall athletic looking appearance. My face and arms look the almost the same whether I weight 175 pounds or 240 pounds.

Could that be the reason I didn’t see it?

First Warning Sign

The weight gain sneaked into my life while I was doing my first major job search. I had just completed my first ever contract job and was looking for another job. Luckily, I saved enough money that allowed me to survive six months of unemployment.

It was a stressful time as I had just moved into my first apartment without roommates. I believe that this situation initiated the weight gain process.

With no job, I would just go to the gym in the mornings. I remember telling myself that I was going to start bulking up by getting stronger. Boy what I wouldn’t give to see myself wasting those months away with cookie cutter workout routines.

If I could time travel, I would gladly pimp slap the past version of me in the face!

At the time, I thought I was getting stronger with the routines. The reality was that my form and technique was awful. I cared too much about the amount I was lifting instead of actually DOING the lifts.

What I mean by that is that I lacked the patience of correctly building a solid foundation and doing the movements correctly. I saw using less weight as a something to be ashamed of. In my mind, I thought I should ALWAYS be increasing not decreasing weights.

Is it no wonder that my “healthy” eating and workout regime led to 20 more pounds of fat in four short months?

New Job Same Problem

By the time 2008 arrived, I had a new job in a new city. I quickly befriended new co-workers and locals. Their first impression of me was at 235 pounds. I would tell them how I loved working out and would suggest tips.

Looking back, is it no wonder they didn’t take me seriously?

After several more months, I saw the scale say 265 pounds.

265 pounds!Michael V. Moore in Singapore in 2008

 

 

How could that possibly happen to a guy who’s been reading and implementing online muscle building routines from great sites such as T-nation and Bodybilding.com?

Seeing the scale say 265 pounds made me realize for the first time in my life I was actually obese!

What made the revelation even worse, was that I no longer worked a “normal” 9-5 schedule. I was now a frequent traveler!

Traveling and Working Out

Long hours, stress and fast food was my daily ritual. Was the traveling lifestyle making me unhappy or was it my obesity?

I graduated college at around 185 pounds. A year later I went up to 195 due to me not walking around the city of Philadelphia anymore for survival. Every year I kept creeping up to around 210 pounds. I did have a job from 2005-2006 in which I was on feet for almost 12 hours a day, so my weight stabilized around 205 pounds.

Once I had the traveling job, all that was out the window. I had a job in which I was sitting down for 80% of my day. The other 20% was me being active at the gym.

Yes, despite the massive weight gain, I was STILL WORKING OUT AT THE GYM 5 DAYS A WEEK!

That’s the key. I still tried to workout EVERY day. Obvious what I was doing wasn’t working but I was too proud to admit that there was an issue.

Don’t Be Afraid Of Help

You see as I’ve been working more and more into this fitness business, I realize just how dangerous people’s egos are.

Especially guys.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I tried to help someone out at the gym with their squat technique, only to see them add more weights as they continue to use bad form.

If someone see’s a problem and wants to help you, why are we so afraid to accept it. All those years of me bulking up was wasted time! I cringe at how much better I would look today if I had not gone overboard.

If only I had someone to give me a reality check and tell me the truth.

MicVinny Services That Help Busy Professionals

Being someone who lived the traveling lifestyle, I feel it’s my obligation to prevent others from going down the same destructive path I was on. That’s why the first fitness product I created was my e-book, Release The beast: Conquer Mental, Physical & Diet Challenges To Unleash The Champion Inside!

I created that book because I knew the real problem with being fit is inside our minds. If you don’t have a great mindset, you’re bound to keep failing. It’s a truth that people don’t want to hear and accept but it’s the truth!

In early 2016, I started personal training individuals online. I even offered to train over 3,000 individuals for FREE!

Despite my good intentions, only two people actually took me up on my free offer. Unfortunately, only one actually went through and the other person dropped out before we could begin.

Travel Workout Course

This time around, I decided to ask the people what they wanted. Members of the MicVinny Fan Club as well as several other’s took a survey that told me they wanted a workout routine that they could do while traveling.

As a man of the people, I have spent the last 21 days creating exactly that. It is with long hours, sweat and determination that I can proudly say that the MicVinny’s Travel Workout Master Course is now officially released!

I look at the course as something I wish I had when I was at 265 pounds weight.

I wish I had a course like this that would have made me realize the truth about my work/life situation.

I wish I had someone tell me that there’s more to fitness than just walking into a traditional gym.

I wish I had someone actually care enough about my weight at the time to create something that talked specifically to me.

If that was the case, I would not have been that obese 265 pounds.

Remember I was going to the gym every day. I was eating healthy foods yet I was still overweight.

Does that sound like you?

Stanley from the office shaking his head yes

 

Looking For Feedback

The beauty of this course is that it is not 100% completed.

As of today’s release date, the course is what I think travelers need in getting a great workout while traveling. But anyone that purchases the course in its early stages, will have the opportunity to provide feedback.

Yes, you still get the chance to let me solve your biggest problems with the course!

How many times have you bought something, and been frustrated that it was not what you expected?

With the MicVinny Travel Workout Master Course, I will be working closely with people who purchase the course to insure that the course meets it’s traveling members demands.

That’s something I wish I had as I struggled with my obesity and intense travel schedule.

Are You Ready To Be In Control?

Whether it’s for a personal vacation or a business trip, learn how to stay in control and in shape for all your future travels.

MicVinny’s Travel Workout Master Course is here!

Those who take the course will finally be able to make decisions that will FINALLY make you feel in complete control during your entire trip!

CLICK HERE to get more information on MicVinny’s Travel Workout Master Course!