So, as part of my 90 day fitness challenge, I also have access to an online support area via Facebook. I didn't find out about the online support until about 60 days into the challenge (which appears to have been more of a blessing than a curse). As a result, when I found it I was glad that I would have some people to commiserate with. Well, that was not really the case. For the most part it's just people posting selfies of their ripped bodies. I'm not a hater, but I was a little more interested in finding people who are in the same boat that I am (tired of egg whites and ready for ice cream).
I made a ranting post about how I was about to eat everything that wasn't nailed down and asked for support. The majority of the commentary was supportive, but one comment stuck out from the rest. "Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels." Seriously?!?! Never mind the fact that this is the most cliche cliche imaginable, but for some reason I found it to be very insulting. Nothing tastes better? I immediately starting thinking about some statistics that I heard about how 60+ percent of this country is over weight and nearly a third are obese. Nothing? Now I have been thin before and here is a (limited) list of things that taste better than being thin feels:
Green chile chicken enchiladas
Hot funnel cake with powdered sugar and cinnamon
Hot fudge sundaes
I also got "eat to live, don't live to eat." As a native(ish) New Mexican, this is nearly impossible. Maybe it's possible over here in bland city U.S.A. AKA the east coast, but I can think of something mouth watering to eat in New Mexico every day of the week (carne adovada anyone). Maybe I'm just blessed to be surrounded by people who like me just the way I am, whatever that is at the moment, and the incentive to be extra slim just isn't there. Yep, that's it. One more treat and back to the gym. :)