This is one of those times I’m going to stand on a soap box so bear with me. I won’t judge you if you choose to skip this one.
I actually had a way different post scheduled for Factual Friday but after reading THIS blog, I was completely inspired. I was actually going to post a blog about my top ten favorite foods, but I feel this is worth being said as well. (Not that I know you probably would love hearing about my love for ketchup and Greek yogurt…)
In the blogging world, a food blog means you claim you are a healthy eater. And do you know what, 90% of food blogs post pictures of healthy foods. But I can guarantee you, I don’t post to you everything I eat. Why? Some things are boring-how exciting can a power bar be? They don’t even look good to begin with, no camera magically look delicious. Some-others will look down upon…Oh you actually ate an entire piece of cake and ice cream not just a single piece of chocolate? When I want chocolate, 1 piece of Ghirardelli will not cut it in my mind.
As you guys know, I am a two sport athlete-I run and swim. (And yes I do get a lot of criticism that I don’t enough calories, if you want to email that to me firstname.lastname@example.org) but, I don’t post every single thing I eat. It is highly unreasonable to post everything and anything that goes into my body for a single day. Plus who cares.
I actually have two reasons.
1. My camera is not small. I have a big Nikon D70. I can’t even fit the lense in my pocket let alone the body of my camera. I’m not bringing a tiny suitcase around with me to carry my camera in.
2. Why would I bore you, if I eat the same thing every day? I always have a snack before swim practice. I always have the same sort of snack between classes. Normally my snacks include and range from an apple, grapes, power bar, fruits, nuts, leftovers, yogurt or even more pancakes…it’s not something exotic and just takes up space in my blog. Space I don’t need to bore you with.
I’m not going to guarantee to you that from now on I’m going to post everything that I eat. In fact really, what do I need to guarantee? I am going to guarantee you when I am exercising I get the adequate nutrition I need to do well. I wouldn’t ever put my body through that much pain to not succeed. Nutrition is something you can control and one of the easiest aspect to hence or hinder your performance.
On to my next topic.
It was made a very good point in her blog about not comparing yourself to others. What I eat, isn’t what you eats or she eats. (Or he eats) I doubt we all have the same exercise plan, the same circumstances, we aren’t the same height or weight. Um hello, that is why you have a different identity. You are a different person, with a different genetic makeup. Unless you are my secret clone (which god knows the real world or the blogging world is not ready for at all) then please, don’t follow my eating habits. Don’t do what I do.
It is true, I want the entire world to love pancakes and waffles so eat them! But don’t criticize my breakfast eating. I eat what fuels me properly and what I like. I like to share my ideas of recipes because quite frankly, I don’t find many people who think like I do (for the better). My odd combinations of food, may interest you.
But really-if you have anything you would like to say on a more personal level, please feel free to email me. email@example.com. I love and read each email that you give me. J
But on a lighter note-Do you know what I did today? Besides running because that obviously makes me happy. I ran. With someone! Aren’t you proud? I just posted a blog about having no friends (ha) and now I do.
Anywho-to say the least our friendship blossomed because I’m extremely creepy. Cait has a blog as well and she actually goes to my school! So since you will be seeing a lot of her on my blog I feel, you should go check hers out. So now that I have real friends, or she has an extremely creepy stalker. But we went to the gym and ran-I ran 6.7, and I think she ran 7 miles, I never asked but she is an awesome runner and has too many similar interests to mine.
After we made some delicious waffles (blueberry!) and I would have taken pictures but after gym pictures are always too beautiful… So go check out her blog.
Day 11: A picture of you with a ton of jewelry. Well sadly the most jewelry I wear is on Halloween. The only jewelry I normally wear are pearl earrings and my Pandora. With swimming, it’s hard to really wear jewelry. But here is the most I have worn all year…two necklaces, a headband and earrings. Would you believe I didn’t have my ears pierced until a year ago?
Question for you:
1. Do you feel the blogging world hides what they eat? Do you post everything you eat?