Kitchen Cupboard Cunundrum

Image courtesy of Huffington Post
Image courtesy of Huffington Post
Explain this to me: why is it that I can avoid any desserts when I go out to dinner or to a family party, but every day when I get home I have to have a (small) handful of chocolate chips or chocolate covered almonds? If we don’t have any chocolate, (large) spoonful of peanut butter.

I do a pretty good job at working out. I run a fair amount, and I lift enough to have most fitness people at least give me a passing grade as far as my routine is concerned.

Kelly and I after the Cap City 1/2 Marathon
But there is something about being alone in the kitchen that pulls me to the cupboard for something I don’t really need.

I need help. I’m coming up on 30 and I want to say on my 30th birthday, “The day I turned 30, I was in the best shape of my life.” I’ve never had a six-pack, and truth be told, I probably drink too regularly to realize that dream. But I feel like I can blow up my chest a little, get my wife some big arms for her to pick stare at.

My other goal is to be able to hit a golf ball further than I can now without adding 25 pounds of butt and gut weight (why that helps some people hit things harder I’ll never know).

The point is, I can see all the things I want and I don’t think I’m that far off from getting there, but I self-sabotage myself. I can go out with family and convince everyone that I have this awesome will power (black coffee while everyone else is getting dessert), but go home and eat something that is 1/10 as gratifying as something at the restaurant would have been.

What do I need to do in order to avoid this kitchen cupboard conundrum?


Author: ryanjrauch

I am not here to change the world. I am here to change my world.

One thought on “Kitchen Cupboard Cunundrum”

  1. Because life is all about balance and if you always are so hard on yourself about your eating patterns you’ll lose your mind. xoxo

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