Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nutrition and the The Oprah Magazine. I have never purchased this magazine before, but there was an article featuring Darin Olien, and 6 super foods that happened to be in Shakeology. Which just happens to be a shake I have every day because it's a nutrition power house. Needless to say I was enlightened by all our Earth has to offer. Hippocrates said "Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." I always wondered how that was possible with all the over-processed, over-salted, overly sugared foods we have surrounding us...EVERYWHERE! And we wonder why we have cravings. Read this article and you'll understand exactly what I'm talking about. It's the May 2011 issue.

So about nutrition...
Exercise I'm great at. I can push myself to the brink, sweat buckets, run, jump, and still play with my kids at the park. In fact I'm taking on INSANITY: THE ASYLUM as soon as I'm done with INSANITY. But food is rough. I love the sweet things, and salty things, and not-good-for-you things. Unlike Darin Olien, bless that man, I don't eat all natural, unprocessed, non-antibiotic, etc. I have 4 kids, a small salary, and let's face it, our American society makes garbage cheap, and healthy expensive...what's that about...seriously. We could delve into conspiracy, but I'd rather not. I do my best however, and throughout this blog I will share the things I eat, and how I get my kids to eat what I eat:) I try to get as many fruits and veggies in as possible. I cut out as much saturated fat as possible, and make the carbs I eat the good kind...but not always. I have triggers, A LOT, of triggers...namely stress induced by children kind. I can't read about food because it has me looking in the pantry, or fridge. Those marketers on magazines, and TV are good...and they know it.

I considered putting a before and after photo of myself on this blog. You know the typical sports bra, bare tummy, and a pair of swim bottoms, or shorts, but then I decided not to. You'll see photos of me, but I'll be fully clothed. It's not that I think those photos are bad, it's actually because I discovered something about them and about myself. I am extremely hard on myself. I am the first to criticize my weaknesses, and short comings. I pick apart my body, 4 kids has deflated my breasts, unless I'm nursing, and created a spider web of stretch marks all over my stomach. But that's not even the reason why I decided not to show it off this time...I say this time because I've shown before and afters before. This blog, however, is going to be different because when I see someone's before and after, someone who, in my mind, has a perfect body that they've worked so hard for and ABSOLUTELY deserve, I start to feel bad about my own accomplishments (trigger). I feel like I'm a failure because I work really hard, but I don't see myself having accomplished such a feat. I know it sounds crazy, but if there happens to be anyone out there like me than this blog is for you:) Besides I have very white, pasty skin, and so I never wear a two-piece anyway so I figure no one will ever see that much of me besides my husband.

So join me as I fall, succeed, fall, succeed, etc., etc. This is My Fitness Life. What will yours be?

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