Friday, December 3, 2010
Now that I have thrown in the towel, what is in store for me next?
Pizza. Lots of it. Probably beer. Definitely a slice of pumpkin pie!
I HEREBY OFFICIALY QUIT the 21 Day challenge to eat healthy.
I'm still doing Ironman silly, what did you think I meant?!
So when I set out on this spur of the moment DUMB IDEA, I declared a few seemingly minor exceptions to the rules. The 21-day challenge was originally thought up by The Devil and seemed like a simple task. Eat healthy, No beer. Well I had to reserve a couple days for beer consumption due to peer pressure at xmas partys. This seemed harmless, and I also took the liberty of declaring 'Pizza' as a healthy meal. I can't remember a single week where I haven't had a pizza at LEAST once. I need my pizza.
The challenge started and a few pizza's later I was heckled a bit by the locals. If I am eating pizza, is that cheating? Should I be disqualified? Should I be allowed to make such an exception?
I quickly researched the nutritional value of pizza and found some supporting evidence for allowing me to continue, but truth be told the fat content and high calories gave me pause.
That has been eating away at the back of my mind the last few days. The end came after the wife brought home pizza again last night. It wasn't the healthy kind either. I ate till I couldn't eat no more.
So being honest with myself, I have come to the conclusion that beer and pizza should NOT be an exception to the rules no matter what. Having said that, I choose to defer my participation to the new year. This will give me time to mentally prepare for the challenge. No Pizza? This may kill me, but the rules must apply the same to me as they do others. I can do this.
Blog - Ignore the ugly colors, it is under construction and I am still not happy with the results. I'll let you know when I finally figure out a final look for it. Then I'll ask for opinions. :)