Recently I’ve written a few posts about my struggles with my weight and about the fact that I’ve realized that I’m still a fat kid and that I still have a constant and daily struggle with food. This is something that a lot of people deal with so I know I’m not alone on this one, but what’s most frustrating to me is that I train so hard and eat so well during the week and then sabotage myself on the weekend and blow away all the great work I just did, sometimes it almost makes me want to give up completely.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big believer in having “cheat days” when you’re training or trying to lose weight. I believe they’re needed solely because I know if I didn’t give myself one or two cheat meals a week, I’d go absolutely insane and I’d end up completely falling off the wagon and I wouldn’t get back on it.
As many of you know, my vice is pizza. I think it’s the greatest food ever created!!!! Pizza, along with beer, was the main contributor to me packing on 110 lbs in the first place and it’s the one thing, besides beer, that I haven’t been able to kick 100%.
I know this isn’t a food that most people eat on a daily basis but for me, there was a period in time when I ate pizza 4 to 5 times a week. It’s so easy to just dial a number and have a huge portion of an amazing food delivered to my door and not even think twice about eating the entire thing. When I was at my worst I was ordering two large pizzas, eating one for supper and then the second for breakfast the next morning.
To break it down for you, one slice of pizza (1/8 pizza) from a 14″ Large Hand-Tossed Meat Lover’s pizza from Pizza Hut, has 440 cals, 26g of fat, 39g of carbs and a whopping 1390mg of sodium… IN ONE SLICE!! After writing that out I’m actually too disgusted to multiply all of this by eight to get the full value of what I would consume in less than 20 minutes in one sitting, several times a week.
Recently I’ve been a lot of pizza again and I’m not happy about it. Actually, that’s not true at all… I’ve been loving it in my belly but I’ve not been happy about the belly that is coming along with it. So now I’ve decided I’m giving it up cold turkey. Mmmmm… cold turkey.
This week I read a post by Katy Widirick that made me have an epiphany. She’s been doing the The 4-Hour Body plan by Tim Ferris (who I’ve been a fan of for quite some time after reading his other book The 4-Hour Work Week), and she looks amazing! I’ve been wanting to read this book since I heard about it and after reading Katy’s post and seeing her amazing progress pics I’ve decided I’m going out to buy the book this weekend I’m going to sacrifice my pizza and take that final step I’ve been wanting to take to get myself and my body to where I actually want it to be.
I talk a lot of talk and now it’s time to do the walk… Fuck it, do the run. I’m tired of writing posts where I’m complaining and talking about struggling to lose that last bit of weight. I want to start writing posts about me bragging and showing off my body and my success and how awesome I feel mentally.
People ask me all the time “what’s the best way to get started in getting healthy?” and I always answer the same way “stop putting it off and just get out there and do it”. I need to take my own advice and thanks to Katy’s post, I’m going to.