Spring always makes me think of two things, mountain biking and spring break bodies. I have the amazing ability to consume thousands of calories in a matter of minutes; it’s a talent really. In my early years I could exercise my talent with little consequences. Until I realized something was wrong when I went to Brazil and looked at all my pictures. Yikes! This reality came after living four years in Philly with a regular diet of cheesesteaks and tasty kakes.
After I returned home from Brazil and got back in my routine the fat melted off faster than butter on a hot skillet. I do love butter.
As I got older I started an intentional routine every year: fatten up in the winter and get back in shape when mountain biking season rolled around. It was perfect and seemed to work just fine for me. But as I’ve gotten older, had more kids and gotten busier with life, I find there isn’t much time left for biking.
So now I’m faced with the dilemma of not utilizing my impressive ability to eat 24 doughnut holes in 12 minutes because I’ve run out of time to mountain bike. Maybe I should eat and bike at the same time or I’ll have to become Man-orexic.
Does anyone else fatten up in the winter and lean up in the spring?