Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Not Foolin' Around

Still looking... can't really see anything right now.

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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I've read it and said it before.  Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.  It's time to actually follow that advice.

Now to the excuses portion of the post.  March was a rough month.  My wife and I took the kids on a spring break extended weekend that included all kinds of unhealthy treats.  We had ice cream, apple turnovers and Krispy Kreme donuts.  I was kind of good at the Chocolate Monkey and had a chocolate covered banana instead of some of the more decadent treats.

My birthday treats
My friends rule!
March is also my birthday month and we celebrated at work and at home with a variety of sweet treats.  I had five cupcakes, two pieces of cake, a brownie and a couple scoops of ice cream to celebrate.  I did however avoid the temptation of the hundreds of Girl Scout cookies that made their way through our house.  I also told the Easter Bunny no candy for me this year.  That will be hard because I LOVE Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.

My last soda (at least for now)
Now to the main point of this post.  Not only am I giving up candy, I also decided I'm done with soda.  I had my last one on Sunday, March 29.  It was a 44 ounce Diet Coke with a splash of Wild Cherry Pepsi.  Usually when I get a fountain soda, I prefer Coke Zero with the artificial vanilla and cherry flavoring.  It's my weakness.  And if I ever come across a Coke Oasis machine, forget about it.  Anyway, I enjoyed that last soda as I watch Wrestlemania 31 and ate large quantities of buffalo chicken dip, tortilla chips and luchador mask chocolate chip cookies.  

I switched to diet soda years ago, but after reading countless stories how it can lead to more belly fat, I've decided that's probably one of the things hindering my progress in Operation Find My Abs.    I'll reevaluate my stance at the end of the month.  I haven't convinced myself that I completely want to give up diet soda.  But then I thought about it like this, if I was a smoker and giving up cigarettes, I wouldn't tell myself I could smoke again next month.  So I'm conflicted.  Wish me luck.

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