Last night my wife and daughter sat down for dinner and while I was eating my eggs and sprouted grain bread toast they were digging into there freshly baked pizza! Of course, the whole house smelled of freshly baked pizza which only made it worse. I wanted to dive right in but I didn't. I was able to overcome that temptation.
So, this morning I get to work and my boss brings in a bag full of fresh assorted bagels with full fat cream cheese. I wanted to dive right in but I didn't and once again I was able to overcome that temptation. Could I have eaten a bagel with cream cheese and not gained any weight? Sure, but it's not about gaining weight as much as it is being disciplined and sticking to my plan. Temptation is not an easy thing to overcome but I'm determined to be successful.
If your struggling with temptation keep fighting, and never ever give up. How bad do I want it? Bad enough not to eat a bagel! What is the "it" for me? To complete my marathon, to complete a duathlon, to complete a triathlon, to complete a half Ironman, to complete an Ironman, to complete an ultramarathon, and most importantly to be fit and heathly for my family. The "it" are my goals, what I want to achieve in life. The "it" is what drives me to pass up that bagel! So, when you tell me its just a bagel now you understand that it's so much more then just a bagel.
Here are my nutrition totals from yesterday:
Carbs: 258g (51.39%)
Fat: 65g (29.13%)
Protein: 98g (19.52%)
Saturated Fat: 11g
Water: 96 ounces
Tonight is my tempo run. I will do a one mile warm up, three miles at tempo pace, and a one mile cool down. Check back for tonights update. - Jason The Running Man