on the heels of the unhealthy living summit and sudden surge in paleo popularity, this post has been a long time coming. first of all, as someone actually qualified to speak about exercise physiology and/or biological function, i want to state this isn’t supposed to be a divisive post. however, after some recent observations in the blogworld, someone has to say it. i’m all for female solidarity but seriously…some of you bitties are crazy. don’t get me wrong, i am thrilled that it is becoming more socially acceptable to eat this way but be sure that you really know what this lifestyle is about before jumping on the bandwagon ^_^
i used to identify as a healthy living blogger but over the years, i’d say the delicate place has evolved into more of a lifestyle forum where i share a range of ideas, or experiences that make life so enjoyable. i’m certainly not the first paleo blogger or the virgin vibram five fingers wearer but i do speak from 3 years experience eating/exercising this way. i was the black sheep at the healthy living summit last year being paleo where my lunch option was a few leaves of lettuce since i don’t eat franken faux meats or grains. why was it so difficult to find real food at lunch? also, i didn’t exercise all weekend since i wanted to explore philly. you can read about my full experience last year here. ironically, it’s also my most read post. now flash forward to this year, where crossfit and paleo have had a resurgence and its new converts are worshiping at the box idol. guess what people, the box doesn’t advocate 2 a day workouts and under eating!
the blog that has bar none reset my thinking about a healthy lifestyle in general has been mark’s daily apple. go over there and just read some of his topics. while i don’t agree with mark on everything (metabolic function–i don’t eat low carb and still have a 6 pack), he’s a smart guy and encourages balance, not over-thinking things, exercise for pleasure or to relieve stress and to go head to head with our 21st century stressors. i hardly read any blogs pertaining to ‘healthy living’ anymore because quite frankly, i don’t understand how one can confuse ‘cheesecake’ or any other bastardization of dessert with oatmeal. i also don’t have time to work out for hours a day let alone more than a couple times weekly.
bottom line: life is short so laugh often, take walks to enjoy the scenery. spend time with those you love instead of holing up in the gym. sleep well & stop worrying so much about making your fat cry and enjoy a scope of plentiful seasonal produce with your proteins.