WEGO: Write 5 Challenges about your health focus.
I’m not sure of my exact health focus in all honesty. I like to focus on overall wellness of being happy, enjoying your workouts (most of the time), and just enjoying food on the regular. So in short my health focus is staying stress (and worryfree) with the emphasis on staying worry free to what others think of your lifestyle.
Challenge 1: Your friends “don’t get it”
So this is a problem that we as bloggers and people struggle with. For instance, I have gotten plenty of comments about my food intake (from waitresses, from people reading my blog..ect). People either assume you eat not enough when choosing a salad for dinner or the ever so annoying waitress who says “You are eating all of that?”
Both equally upset me-I don’t sit there and critique what others eat (nor does it particularly bother me) so I don’t understand why people get upset with what I eat. Sure I notice if someone is getting a big ass burger, French fries and five beers, but who am I to judge-their business not mine.
Challenge 2: You are “busy” due to training or working out
My teacher could not have said it better last week. Schedule your workouts in as your personal time. People have told me countless times, oh Hollie you are just so busy, you should devote time to other things instead of running all the time. Devote time to what…getting drunk with you guys and having a serious hang over? I can assure you because I spend 1.5 hours daily running, I also have plenty of time to do other things.
Challenge 3: Your order contains bits and pieces from five different meals to make up one.
I know a lot of vegans and vegetarians struggle with this. It isn’t normally something I do, but I have heard of people specializing their meals. I’m too awkward and confusing to do that. I’ll just pick out the crap I don’t like.
Challenge 4: The comment of, You are eating healthy, how are those salads going for you?
No. You are an oblivious moron and “salads” are not the only healthy food. (That’s all I have to say about that).
Challenge 5: The ever so common: You eat healthy=you are trying to lose weight. (then the slew of comments with do you have a problem blah blah blah.)
Oh do I get that a lot. This is my personal least favorite comment of all of them. I get this in real life (when I don’t go out and drink…it must mean I have a problem. I clearly chose to not get wasted the DAY before my half marathon and my only motive was to save calories). I also get countless emails about it in the blogging world even though I don’t normally post anything about my food intake.
Anyways-if a comment can lead me to be snippy, it’s normally that one. I have responded with “You are eating shit, are you trying to gain weight?” What can I say…it’s a comment that often bothers me the most and I do not have a filter when I get angry.
That being said, you don’t eat with a single person your entire life anyways. They don’t know what you eat when you aren’t with them, nor should they care. Don’t make comments about other peoples food and just try and take the high road when people want to put a damper on your parade. They don’t have to live in your body.
Question for you: What are some challenges in your life, health focus? Anything to add with this one?