It is no secret that I love cupcakes, but what you may not know is that my new neighborhood is home to some of my favorite cupcake shops. In New York, I discovered Crumbs Bake Shop – where the oversized cupcakes are beautifully decorated and decadent! And a few days ago, I realized that I’d be living close to one again. (Don’t worry..I have a plan.)
And earlier this week, as I was walking around and checking things out, I discovered Sprinkles which is even closer to me than Crumbs. (Uh oh…I know!) So I’ve come up with a plan to keep myself in check. First, I’m going to stay away most of the time which makes the most sense. I mean, I talk about cupcakes…dream about them, but I rarely eat them. But at certain times, I think it’s okay to indulge. And on those days, I will force myself to run to the bakery and back then enjoy half of a cupcake.
After a little research, I learned that a red velvet cupcake from Sprinkles is worth 497 calories! Yikes! But eating half (which will be totally satisfying) will only be about 250 calories. I can live with that…sometimes. The bakery isn’t far so I’ll run the long way which will allow me to burn a few hundred calories according to Nike+. I’ll do that run in addition to my regular daily workout so I can enjoy a bit of yumminess without guilt.
I’m not saying that we should all run and eat cupcakes daily, but sometimes, for me, an extra workout is worth it. Would you run for cupcakes? Wine? Do you count calories/points even when you’re eating unhealthy foods?