Sunday, May 22, 2022

All things in moderation or “why risk it?”




That’s what the voice in my head was telling me as I walked to the shop they house in the building where I work.  In my mind, I kept going over what I wanted. Halfway there, I set my mind on it being a candy bar.  It had to be chocolate and, probably, peanut butter.  Having read my share of wrappers, I was guaranteed to be talking somewhere between 210 and 280 calories and, at least, 20 grams of sugar.

The voice then said, “Hey, you’re hitting the gym tonight.  You’ll work it off, easy.”

Last night, I resumed a workout that I hadn’t done in a while and, let me tell you, the work wasn’t easy.  It was a video and I had to pause it several times to catch my breath and let my heart rate come down.  What I am saying is that, I know that I have to pay the price to get where I want to be but, there no point in my adding so much extra tax to it.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  No halo appeared over my head as I turned away from temptation.  I did indulge my craving.  But, instead of a whole candy bar, I bought a couple of chocolate miniatures to get the chocolate/sugar monkey off my back.

Perhaps, one day, I’ll replace this with something healthier.  However, the word for today is moderation.

JP Smith
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