Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nutrition – The 4th Discipline

Anyone who knows me knows that I am very disciplined when it comes to things like my work or training. It is one of the reasons that make me a good engineer. Logic. Order. Discipline. Deductive reasoning. It is also why, although I’m not a very skilled athlete, I will make it to the finish line at the REV3 triathlon. I have the stick-to-a tive-ness (as my dad says) it take to get things done.

However, anyone who also knows me knows my weakness for sugar – chocolate in particular – Peanut M&M’s to be the most specific. I love peanut M&M’s. They are the perfect blend of dairy, caffeine and protein – right? I am truly addicted to them. I am convinced if I could cut them out of my diet I would drop 10 lbs in no time.

Right now it is what I struggle with the most – nutrition. I am eating a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner and healthy snacks. But then I add the unhealthy snacks like peanut M&M’s. I must admit I buy them in the Sams’s Club size – I don’t mess around with the small bags. I am truly a work in progress and I still need so much work.


  1. Sam club size???

    Rev3 is creeping up on us.

  2. There is nothing better than cranking out a tough trail run, getting to an aid station and seeing a bowl of peanut m&ms! I love em too!!

  3. Make the eating of M&Ms the reward after riding or running. 2 miles on the bike equals 1 M&M. 1 mile running equals 2 M&Ms. NO cheating!!!!

  4. I would just like to include an addendum - I did not mean to imply that I was eating an entire Sam's Club size bag of M&M's in one sitting. It takes a while for me to get thru a bag that size. :-)