(photo courtesy of sufinawaz)
Last weekend I was over at Long Beach on a date.
We spent the day exploring the marina by the “Aquarium of the Pacific”. It was such a great weekend. The weather was terrific and just the right amount of people. Not too crowded and not too empty.
Several hours in, we started getting hungry and began looking for a place to eat. All the places looked good but we just didn’t know where to start. I ended up picking a pizza parlor by the pier.
Now before you go calling me a hypocrite, I live a lifestyle of healthy eating habits and exercise.
That Saturday was my day off to treat myself, and I did. We shared a pizza, some cherry icee and some french fries.
Keep in mind that even if we’re eating this kind of food, we still maintain a moderate portion size as we just share our food.
Anyway, to add more to my already plain pizza, I decided to add a few dashes of parmesean cheese along with some ground up peppers.
Honestly, we shouldn’t deprive ourselves from the foods we absolutely love.
Just don’t be gluttonous about it. The french fries came last and it looked like it was deep fried in fish batter. Not only did it look good but it tasted great too!
Now, I kind of like having a little bit of spice on my food so I wanted to put some of the grounded peppers on the fries.
I tried dashing a little bit of the peppers on the fries but it just fell to the bottom. The woman I was with said that they’re not going to stick. As relentless as I am, I decided to give it another crack.
She laughed and told me to just give up. After I heard that, I knew then and there that I had to get those peppers to stick on the fries. I yelled back, “No!, I don’t quit… the pepper will stick”.
I kept on trying but it just wouldn’t stick.
As I was about to put the shaker down and give up, I gave it one more dash and a speck of red pepper landed on a fry. Finally! I found a little success.
As I was about to eat the french fry, she asks me if it’s even any good. I respond, “This is the best french fry I’ve ever had”.
In life, we put relentless effort to achieve a goal. More often than not, it seems like we don’t see any results. We just have to look beyond the image of big success and appreciate the small success we accomplish.
Even if that equates to you only losing a pound that week.
In the game of health, any success is a big one.