Thursday, April 4, 2013

I admit...

Am I the only one who ever feels like some running/healthy living/whatever bloggers sometimes come off as everything is always wonderful, each run feels like unicorns and sprinkles and sunshine, I ALWAYS eat perfectly healthy and organic and  I love chia seeds on everything and I call peanut butter a 'nut butter' and blah, blah, blah?? I could go on and on.

I'm OVER it.

I'm here to tell you-- life's not like that. No one is perfect. Well, maybe they are. But, I am not. So, here's my confessions to avoid any confusion for even 1 more second that I am one of THOSE bloggers... not that there was confusion, but ya know... let's clear things up before there's any confusion.

I admit...

-I pretty much NEVER set the incline on the treadmill at "at least 1% to simulate outdoor running". Never. Unless I'm doing a hill workout. Otherwise, that suckers at ZERO. I'll simulate outdoor running when I'm OUTSIDE.
Just an example... notice the BLANK spot next to the incline. That'd be the same as a big fat 0.0.

-I've never tried chia seeds. They look gross. I have no desire to try them and no plans to, either.

-I didn't know how to pronounce Quinoa properly. The Hubs had to find out the hard why (by mispronouncing it the way I had been saying it in public and getting corrected) and then educate me. Whoops.
Who knew they had YouTube videos all on how to pronounce Quinoa. Crazy.

-I "hate read" some blogs. I KNOW they annoy me. I know their seemingly perfect life bugs the shit outta me. I know when I read I'll yell at them in my head. But, I keep reading.

-I've never made a monster green smoothie that everyone SWEARS you can't taste the spinach. I kinda wanna try it just to prove everyone wrong when I CAN in fact taste the spinach, but haven't gotten around to trying it.

-I call complete BULLSHIT on about 80% of the "but-it-tastes-like-the-real-version" of healthy recipes. I still MAKE and EAT and even ENJOY a lot of healthified recipes. But, quit saying they taste just like the original version. They don't. And, whoever for 1 second believes black bean brownies taste like chocolate brownies is on CRACK.

-Some days I haaaaaate running. I don't want to do it. I don't want to sweat. I don't want to move. I don't want to do ANYTHING.

-I like to eat. Woah. I know. Maybe I should have warned you and had you sit before you read that. Food is freaking good. I cannot and will not survive on teeeeeeny, tinnnnny portions of nothing but whole food, gulten free, no carb, no sugar, bleah, bleah, bleah. I need sizable portions of food to live. Not ginormous portions, though sometimes I eat those too. I'm so sick of seeing pics on bloggers pages of their "OMG-- it was SO MUCH BIGGER THAN IT LOOKS" dishes. No it wasn't. It was 2 bites. That's all you're eating. I'm not you. I like to EAT.
There were MANY other choices of pictures of me shoving food in my face. Too many. Note to self: stop taking pictures while you're eating.
-Speaking of eating-- I eat regular, plain peanut butter. As in-- NOT 100% natural peanut butter. I know, I know. OOOOOMMMMMGGGGG. I very well may fall over and die from all the preservatives tomorrow. Truth be told-- I just can't stomach the kind that you have to stir and that has all that liquid on the top. It just grosses me out. I guess I could get the no-stir kind, but whhhhhy when this kind is SOOOOO GOOOOOOOD?!?!

-I never, NEVER call peanut butter a "nut butter". Nor do I call almond butter or hazelnut or whatever... I call NOTHING a nut butter. WTF is that anyway? How much harder is it to say ALMONDbutter than NUTbutter? Get over it.

-Sometimes I eat baked cheetos or ice cream while watching The Biggest Loser. All those "Do this workout while watching a show about working out and losing weight" workouts... yeaaaah. I never, never do them. Ever. Unless you count lifting your arm from bowl to mouth as a workout (which I do. duh.)

-Sometimes (a lot of times) I can only get it quick 2-ish mile runs during the week and then 1 long run on the weekends. Would I like to get a more substantial mid-week run in of say 6 or 7 or 8 miles? Sure. But, will I stop going to group fitness classes to do that? Not a chance. I know I should get a longer run in, but it's just not happening right.
WOAH! Look at that-- I even got a 4.5 mile run in at some point.  
-I've never been to a WholeFoods. Ok, that's not 100% true. For my job I got to visit our local WholeFoods to talk about employment opportunities for the students I work with, but it wasn't open yet (still isn't, actually). So, I've never been to an OPEN, functional WholeFoods. I've never eaten off the AMAZING, DELICIOUS (and PRIIIICEY, I imagine) hot foods bar or had one of their juices. Guess what? I'm still alive. Turns out you can in fact live without WholeFoods. EARTH SHATTERING news, I know.
I'm sure there are about a bazillion more, but I'll stop now while I'm ahead. Anyway-- I hope everyone knows no one you never see 100% of the whole story on any blog and that NO blogger is perfect. Even if they make you think they are.


  1. You crack me up Meagan. I love your honesty! I have never tried chia seeds and probably never will. I don't get the concept of them. Green smoothies just look disgusting, can't imagine what they actually taste like. I don't want to find out. I do like quinoa, although I probably don't pronounce it right. I love food, I love it a lot.

    PS- You left out the coconut oil that everyone is raving about. Don't you make gluten free toast with avocado, coconut oil drizzle and chia seeds???? ;-)

    1. OMG! Yes! Coconut oil!!!! And, the toast with the mashed up avocado because it's just SO GOOD and FULL of healthy fats and bleah, bleah, bleah! OMG! Love it!

  2. You know what- avocado is good on toast!

    Bitter much?

    1. Hey! I'm glad you like it. Sorry you didn't enjoy the post much. Have a good day!