Hello! Happy Friday! 🙂
I am SO glad to have a Monday-Friday gig’ again! I have my weekends back and it feels so good! Retail was just not my thing…
My new job has been going very well and I absolutely love it. It is the right mix of desk work and fitness. I also love the environment and the people I work with. I am very happy with where I am at!
Quick picture from last weekend at my God Son’s baptism in Tennessee. Isn’t he a cutie?!
I know I know, I’ve only been posting once per week (if that). I do apologize and I hope to get to posting more. I guess I just don’t force myself to do so at the moment as it is a hobby and I don’t like feeling stressed to do something if it’s just for fun. Make sense to anyone? I hope so! I do LOVE the blog community though, so I am still lurking around and posting when I feel inspired.
This brings me to today’s post on confessions. I would consider my blog a healthy living blog as one of my biggest passions in life is fitness and wellness. So much so that I am able to make a living out of it! (not my blog, but my actual job…gosh if I were getting paid to write this thing I’d be fired already with my lack of posting! 😉 ) But half the time I don’t really feel like a healthy living blogger. Sure, I love fiber, fruit, and running but there are so many things that I do that are not so ‘healthy’ in terms of being a ‘health blogger’. And I am OK with that!
I must confess!
1. I am not a big fan of vegetables.
I am such a veggie slacker and I am not the best example of someone who gets in their 5-9 servings a day. Heck, I am lucky if I get one serving of vegetables a day!
- I do not like raw veggies unless I dunk them in a delicious creamy, homemade, fatty dressing.
- I DO like onion rings however…and any other vegetable deep fried. Deep fried mushrooms anyone?!
- I’ve tried brussel sprouts because so many bloggers were eating them…and well, I hate them.
- I am not a complete veggie hater though. I love a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and onion. I also like chopped, sauteed veggies in pasta sauces or chillies. And of course veggie pizza is always a winner! I’m a work in progress!
2. Fried food is my weakness
I love french fries, cheese sticks, cheese cubes, fried calamari, you name it. I’d eat just about anything if it’s battered, greasy, and delicious. I do, however, try (key word is try!) to limit my intake…but it’s definitely a weekly indulgence!
3. When I go out to eat I usually eat like it’s my last supper
There is just something about going out to eat. I love having someone else cook my food. For some reason it always tastes so much better than what I make at home (probably the added butter and oils!). I can’t help myself when I go out to eat…I love creamy soups, appetizers, large dinners, and of course dessert. I am definitely not a cheap date..sorry Andy! 😉 So much for ‘moderation’…
4. I am the “Laziest Fit” person I know
Sound confusing? Well, basically I love going for a nice run or pumping iron. But I also love sitting on my butt all day watching trashy reality TV and eating pizza or ice cream. I live for my days off. I love relaxing and I am not the type of person who likes to “go-go-go”! In fact, I am the opposite. I like to “go-relax-go-and relax again”. Down time is an absolute must for me and when I don’t get it, everyone notices because I can be a raging grouch!
5. I drink alcohol
I love me a good margarita (and no, not a “skinny” margarita, although I am sure they are tasty), a martini, or a nice, dark beer. I do not drink every day, (although I did drink a lot in college…), but I do like to unwind every now and again and get a nice buzz (or I’ll confess, sometimes it’s fun to get totally drunk!).
So how the heck can I call myself a healthy living blogger?
Because I define those terms myself. Healthy living to ME is being able to enjoy all sorts of things while maintaining good health.
Sure, I like greasy food and I like to a drink here and there, but I am able to still include healthy aspects into my life such as eating a high fiber diet, supplementing my diet with vitamins and minerals, eating a diet that includes all sorts of foods, not just sticking to ‘safe foods’ (think grilled chicken, veggies, egg whites...bleck!), exercising most days of the week, getting plenty of sleep, being passionate about my job, having good relationships with my family and friends, taking time to relax, and having a positive outlook on life.
And above all I never feel an ounce of guilt for the decisions I make regarding food and exercise. (Remember, I don’t follow any food rules!) I feel no guilt because I am in charge of what I eat and how I treat my body and therefore I choose not to feel guilt for the decisions I am making.
I have also accepted myself for who I am. I can’t change my face (well, I could, but I don’t have the money nor do I want to!), I can’t change how tall I am, and I can’t change my bone structure. I am ME. It’s taken me some time to get here, and while I am not always 100% positive in my outlook, I am definitely a lot closer to being completely content.
**Now it’s your turn…what are some of YOUR confessions? (If you want to share!)