Thursday, February 11, 2010

Win some, lose some

I don't eat too many white grains nowadays.
Mostly cause they make me sleepy like
it's nobody's business.

I get made fun of, knocked on, looked at, or commented for a lot of the things I do or have, like...
  • Eating unprocessed foods too often
  • Eating Fiber One
  • Avoiding white grains
  • Foam rolling
  • Owning a copy of New Rules of Lifting for Women
  • Lifting weights
  • Stretching
  • Dynamic warm-ups
  • Doing front squats, overhead squats, and a whole bunch of other exercises
  • Blogging
  • A load of other stuff that doesn't come to mind
Oh well!

On the bright side I can deadlift twice my bodyweight, sprint pretty fast, have an understanding of what I'm doing when I exercise, have a body that's not aching or tired, and I'm pretty content with it all.

You win some, and you lose some. That's what people probably think.

Truth be told, there's no losing on my end.

Stepping out of the box puts you in an uncomfortable position and away from everyone else.

But also keep in mind, everyone in the box isn't happy with their results.

Be stuck with where you're at or do something about it.

The choice is yours.


  1. now you become made fun of me when I switched over to whole grains! you suck! like people say stuff to you, you said stuff to me...apologize right now! go ahead...i'm waiting...

  2. Wow man sounds like what I go through everyday hahahaha this is my favorite post so far!

  3. fiber one! grandpa...

    people might knock on you but whatever, you're probably much healthier than all of them. and what is foam rolling?

  4. Rita, hilarious! I'll consider it after you go do some deadlifts in the gym.

    Brendon, I bet every gym has a handful of people that stick out, haha. Tough for us guys who want to stay fit.

    Sean, it's awesome with peanut butter. Foam rolling's like a crude way of self-massage.

    Here's a video of it:

    Thanks for stopping by everyone!

  5. I love this post, it really made me smile!!
    I also love the fact that is ok for me to own New Rules for Men but odd for you to own New Rules for Women. Add Quinoa and Go Lean Kashi to your list and you will really raise some eyebrows!!

  6. I make fun of you for living with Dave. I guess the healthy things you eat cancels out the unhealthiness of being so close to him.

  7. Amanda, gotta love double standards, ha. Though, I never even thought about a woman owning the men's version. Interesting none-the-less.

    Dave, we're so close, we're practically 1 organism.

    Thanks guys!

  8. this is great and so true. I was talking to my boyfriend the other day, he only eats like me when I make him food, otherwise it pretty unhealthy...anyway I was talking about how I eat what should be considered "normal" and he reminded me that i'm the one that deviates from the norm. He is right too. All my friends make fun of my fridge and cupboards. They can only have fruit or veggies as a snack at my place. When I go to their I have the choice of all sorts of processed crap!

  9. Oh I know how tough it is when I go to other places and I'm totally out of options besides what they have...and not eating.

    It's a major bummer, but with persistence, hopefully we convert more people to the health-side!


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