getting sexy

Before moving to Seattle, I made a promise to Courtney that I would “get sexy” if I could be a stay-at-home cat dad.

My definition of getting sexy: Tone up my arms and chest, and get a six pack.

Now this promise seemed like a reasonable goal at the time, as I was 160 lbs. with little fat to shed from my body. Little did I know, Seattle has an endless amount of great eats – a heaven of sorts for foodies like Courtney and I. This has been disastrous for my waistline and my goal of “getting sexy.”

My former job in Minnesota kept me extremely active, which allowed me to eat whatever and whenever I wanted. SERIOUSLY. At one point, I was training for a cream cheese wanton eating contest. My usual dinner looked something like this:

Tater Tot Hot Dish

3 lbs. ground beef

2 family size bags of tater tots

1 can of corn

1 can of green beans

1 whole onion

2 cans of cream of mushroom soup

1 bag of shredded cheese

I would eat the whole thing in one sitting. Taking down 50 cream cheese wantons in 30 minutes was a piece of cake.

Though my eating habits have changed significantly since then, there is still plenty of room for improvement. For instance, if you find yourself changing into basketball shorts (or anything else with an elastic waistline) before dinner so you can eat more, it’s probably not a great idea. If you have to exhale when bending over to tie your shoes and it’s still difficult, it might be time to go to the gym…

Seven months later and 30 lbs. heavier – time to draw the line. Hopefully by eating healthier, taking smaller portions, and working out twice a day I will be able to keep my promise of “getting sexy” in the near future…hopefully…

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