|My little cup of Heaven.
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Forty will be here for me in less than a month. With the date looming closer, I've honed in a bit more on my fitness and nutrition goals. Saturday night however, I had a big indulgence. It turns out it was much bigger than I thought.
After a great night of wrestling with Pro Wrestling Collision, many of us headed to Steak N Shake for a late night (early morning at that point) snack. I got the guacamole burger, baked beans, and to help my sweet tooth cravings a Double Chocolate Fudge shake. I knew getting this was not the best idea in terms of nutrition, but at the time I didn't care. The chocolate ice cream was mixed with hot fudge and topped with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and a cherry. (at least there was a fruit involved, ha)
Today, to cure my curiosity I decided to look up the damage done. Just the shake had 1,140 calories, 156 grams of sugar, and 39 grams of fat (including one gram of trans fat). I was shocked. But I was determined to at least burn off some of those extra calories. I hit the treadmill at the gym and just started running. I knew with my time constraints today I wouldn't be able to burn all 1,140 calories, so I aimed to do at least half. After 4.6 miles, I burned 600 calories. I also spent the day detoxing food wise, drinking my green smoothie and avoiding anything with sugar in it today. No diet soda either.
I spent about 10 minutes eating that shake and it took me 38 minutes to burn off just over half the calories I consumed. Looking at it that way makes me wonder if it was worth it. Then I remind myself that is a once a month indulgence, but I do still need to stay vigilant about watching what I eat and exercising adequately. Oh yeah, next time I'll order the small too.