There have been a few great posts lately about being “real” and in the fitness blogging realm, it’s easy to want to tell everyone about every great run or workout. It’s fun to show pictures of every crazy healthy concoction you’ve come up with the but truth is:
Fitness Bloggers are human too
(well at least most of them, I’m convinced that a few are super human, but I digress).
So since we’re all sharing, I thought I’d do a little fitness blogger expose. Note, I’m not super excited about you knowing these.
I’m a simple eater. I like cereal, turkey sandwiches, baked chips and diet soda. I love looking at all the amazing recipes on the blogs but I don’t participate in WIAW because it’s not that exciting and I’m not good at taking pictures of food (as seen in this post). Most of the time I’m too hungry to wait or I just doesn’t look as appetizing when I do take a picture.
I don’t do juices (I don’t own a juicer and don’t want to pay $4 for a bottle of juice) although I find the idea somewhat intriguing, I don’t do smoothies because I need the satiating benefits of eating. I don’t do paleo, raw, vegan or even vegetarian. I think they all have great attributes and value but for me, at the moment, they aren’t right.
The following foods are on my “Do Not Eat/Drink” list:
- Milk Substitutes (although E loves Almond milk)
- Peanut Butter Substitutes (call me old fashioned)
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Most Beans (except edemame)
The following foods are things I eat that I shouldn’t
- Sweettarts (LOVE them)
- Ghiradelli Chocolate with Carmel
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch (a coffee cup full of dry cereal at night usually makes me very happy)
- This is the worst..are you ready…powered donuts.
Not every workout is a great workout. Especially right now (33 weeks pregnant). There are times when the only reason I make it to the gym is because my husband, ever so nicely, prompts me to go along. Sometimes I end of getting an awesome workout in and sometimes I just am not feeling it.
I’m not good at working out at home Although I CAN get into a good rhythm at times, my preference is to go to the gym. I crave the gym time for some reason. I do want to replace my treadmill at home in hopes that when the baby comes I’ll open up to the idea more out of necessity but at the moment, having a husband that understands and wants me to stay healthy means I get to step away most times to try to get to the gym.
I do believe, to some extent in diets. Let me explain this one. There are times when life gets the best of us..and we slip into not so desirable habits and sometimes a diet and the restrictions that come along with it can be therapeutic. They take away the options. When I was doing fitness competitions, I actually enjoyed knowing exactly what I could/couldn’t eat. I didn’t have to think about whether or not that was a good choice or bad one. I just ate what I knew was ok. Sometimes less is more.
Fitness blogging isn’t my life. Despite loving it, at the end of the day there are a lot of roles that come first:, I’m a mom, a wife, a daughter, a student, a charity organizer, a friend, a corporate cubicle dwelling program manager, ……then finally a fitness blogger. Those other roles tend to muck up the waters and make it hard to blog but the passion I have for it, will keep me coming back (and you too hopefully).
Ok, so there you have it. Do you still want to be my friend?
I try not to preach more than I practice.
I try to show you the way..(to a healthy lifestyle) but the fact is, I’m still trying to find my way too.
I love fitness blogging. I love talking about running, working out, eating right, making progress, achieving goals, but more so than talking about it, I love doing it. Sometimes I’m more successful than others.
Everyday has challenges and requires us to be flexible and adopt but despite being “prepared”, despite “knowing” what’s best, at the end of the day..we’re all human and I am BY NO MEANS different.
So now it’s your turn…Do you have any confessions?