So now that my big race season has ended, it is time for another season to begin. One that is a little more fun, but so much harder on the body. It's a season that takes as much of a toll on me mentally as trying to push myself to hit certain fitness goals. The season started 2 weeks ago, and I think I'm close to be at the end of it. What season is it you ask?
It's CUPCAKE SEASON.
Since I lost between 6-8 pounds for race season (not like I had that to begin with), I need to put that weight back on. My wife, parents, and friends are telling me I look too thin. On top of that, I used to be a huuuuuge sour candy addict. My New Year's Resolution was to give up Sour Patch Kids. With the exception of a few bags or so at the movies, I've actually kept to my resolution. However, now is another story. I truly believe that once your race season is over, it's time to reward yourself with things you have given up and things you miss.
|When did these come out and where have they been all my life?|
So that's where my season started. The problem is, it's not cupcake season. Really, it's been M&M season. And not just your garden variety of plain or peanut. Yes, those have been consumed as well. But since the Maine race, I have had countless bags of Almond M&M's, Pretzel M&M's (they make these now?), Peanut M&M, Peanut Butter M&M's, and a few more. It's crazy. I think this is the problem and why I don't have them all year round. Because once I stop, I really can't stop.
I have now gone through a full pound bag of some type of M&M's at least 4 different times in one day. I'm usually polishing off one bag every 2 days. I can't stop myself. They are soooo damn good. It's like I've never had them before. In fact, I'm even getting turned off by Sour Patch Kids. That's a sin for me to say. I can't believe I'm cheating on my SPK's. I tried to have them as a reward and then I popped a few M&M's in my mouth soon after, and I wanted no part of the SPK's, but more of the M&M's.
|The Almond makes it healthy, right?|
My wife has now forbid me to bring them into our apartment since she always grabs a handful and she aint having that anymore. I think I agree with her. I can't keep doing this to myself. They are so good, but a few minutes after, I keep feeling like crap. But does that stop me from having more? Nope, not one bit. All I do is grab a handful and pop them in my mouth shortly after.
I'm not even gaining the weight I lost. Since I'm still training and working out, it's like I'm burning off all those M&M's. I guess I'm going to have to do this the hard way...eat more regular food and start snacking on candy.
|This lasts about 10 minutes in my apartment|
I'm glad this cupcake season is coming to a close for me. I'm not going to be as crazy as what I put into my body over the next few months, and I'll definitely be allowing myself to cheat a lot more, but I don't know how much longer I can do this to myself. It's so good, but sooooo bad.