I was watching the new HBO series Hung (which is good but not for the faint of heart) last night, and the main character was eating a sprouts and grilled cheese sammie. I knew right away what I wanted for lunch!
With shredded corn on the cob and a spinach salad on the side:
All together now…
Earlier I snacked on some dry granola.
Health Blog Helper
Matt has started a new site called Health Blog Helper, on which he will share all the knowledge he has on how to make your food/fitness blog ROCK from a technological prospective. The site is just getting off the ground, but I know there is going to be tons of good stuff on there soon! So, add Health Blog Helper to your Google Reader ASAP!
Comparison and Blogging
I’ve been giving a lot of thought to COMPARSION lately. I think comparing yourself to other blogs is totally natural and a normal response to reading. You think, "Hmmm I wouldn’t like that meal" or "Man, I would definitely never want to do yoga first thing in the morning!"
But, comparison can be bad.
So many of the Southern bloggers are gearing up for race season, logging more and more miles and longer and longer distances. If you’re new to my blog, I just want to assure you that 10.0 mile runs is NOT normal for me — it’s only because I’m training for a Marathon and several other races.
I fell into the comparison trap last spring when I had to take a running hiatus because of injury. I’d compare my workouts (no running, only biking) to other bloggers and worried I was "losing" my cardio strength. It was so silly — and I quickly snapped out of it. I was doing what was right for me.
You can be a runner without doing long runs. Hell, you can be fit without being a runner! And you can be healthy without being a dedicated athlete.
Comparison occurs with food, too. I get comments like, "Wow! I could’ve never eaten all that!" (or on the flip side, "I would totally eat that times three!"). I don’t think people mean these comments in a bad way most of the time. They are just commenting. But, I just want to stress that everyone is different and everyone’s nutrition needs vary.
Comparison CAN be good! It can be motivating, encouraging, exciting, and fun. A little competitive spirit never hurt anyone. Just don’t take it too far, take what you read with a grain of salt, and remember to do what YOU need to stay happy and healthy.