So, for most people, January is New Year's resolution time, but for the gym rats of the world, January seems to have the opposite effect (at least for this gym rat). So I have used these few weeks to indulge in as many terrible things as possible, most including chocolate. Example 1: Triple Chocolate Mousse. To quote myself, "Heaven, if heaven were 3 layers of chocolate." And yes I just quoted myself and yes that could be categorized as conceited but the reality is is that I said that on Facebook already and then if you stalk me on both Facebook and my blog, you would notice the awkward repeat of the statement and to avoid that, I chose to sound conceited instead. Now you know.
Three layers of decadence. More than three hours of waiting to eat this. It was brutal. Why do all of the good desserts have to set for hours?
Someone was tired of waiting. I would have been doing this too, except I am not a small child and it changes from adorable to pathetic. She asked me while waiting about how I made it. I started listing all of the ingredients, but then I wanted to cry because there is no way that this is in the least bit good for you. But, I did wait all week to eat dessert just for this and it was worth everything I denied myself all week long. I get to indulge a little.
One of the desserts I denied? Dark chocolate cupcakes with Cadbury Caramel Eggs baked inside with caramel frosting on top. Oh. Yes. Batter shots are usually overrated, but um chocolate obviously makes things better, even batter shots, so here you go: batter shot. Bam.
This cupcake looks so innocent and sweet until you bit into that caloric filled Cadbury egg. Yeah, I am not helping out with America's obesity rate on this blog. Oops.
I even passed up my javalicious chocolate fix all week long so I could eat my Triple Chocolate Mousse. It was real hard. The espresso beans where taunting me from on top of the fridge every time I walked by. Sometimes, in situations like these when I have junk food around the house (which isn't often) I like to eat it all at once so it won't tempt me any more, but that isn't a great life decision and 16-cookies-in-one-sitting incidents happen, sooooo I resisted. You can give me a high five next time you see me for this one.
Progress. Sweet beautiful progress. What I love is that the soreness is paying off. It isn't happening overnight, and it will probably take 7 1/2 weeks instead of 6 but it has proven worthwhile. One thing that I have learned is that usually the things that build the most strength and character take a while and never just fall into your lap. You just have to keep pushing through, one more crunch, one more plank, one more jack knife, one more mountain climber. I have been going through a lot of character building lately, and the "just one more" has been a quality mantra. While character building is not always fun, maybe I'll get a six-pack personality out of all of it at the end, so I think I'm gonna just keep truckin' along on this one and when in doubt? Chocolate. And God. Mostly God with some chocolate sprinkled on top.
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24