How Do You View Nutrition and Exercise?
Still basking in the gloriousness of last night’s dinner.
So I mentioned before that my Bikram studio is undergoing some major changes – they are dropping from 14 teacher to 6 come January! Well Friday 6:30am is always taught by the studio owner, whom I love, and today she took out a little of her frustration on us! We did some of the postures 3times instead of two and held everything extra long. I didn’t even know you were allowed to do them three times…thought Bikram was pretty strict about his methods! Either way, she wasn’t doing it in a malicious way and kept telling us to push to our edge and make it count. Her energy totally radiated because it ended up being one of the best classes I’ve had in a while.
Good instructors make all the difference.
Casual friday! I love this side zip sweatshirt from A&F and I believe this scarf is from Hannah like 8 years ago.
Banana oats with Peanut Butter still isn’t old. I’ll be sure to let you know when I’m sick of it.
And even though last night’s curried soup was totally worth skipping my mom’s salmon for, I brought her leftovers for lunch:) Baked salmon with chewy&nutty wild rice and dill green beans.
An apple a day…
So this morning I got into an interesting text message conversation with a friend that is in her first year of medical school. She told me how they had a nutritionist come in and talk to them about different diets as well as do a nutrient study on their 3 day food journals.
I of course thought this was so cool and would love to have it done, but she commented that it is really hard to take nutrition seriously at this point in our lives. I totally get what she is saying…right now when we are young and healthy it is hard to see how eating a healthy diet and fitting in exercise will help us out later in life. Most people exercise to be skinny, not to keep their heart healthy. And who cares if we eat too much saturated fat and dont get enough Vitamin B as long as we aren’t gaining weight, right?
When you’re young it is really difficult to take a long-term approach to your health. Only recently, and definitely through the help of training for races, did I learn how important it is to fuel my body properly and exercise to keep my body strong. I think I am also in a different situation than most because I have experienced first hand how much being unhealthy can affect how you feel, look, and act. Of course there will always be some vanity aspect to health and nutrition – while I know that doing cardio is helping to keep my heart strong, burning those calories isn’t so bad either.
- How do you view nutrition and exercise right now?
- Do you have any suggestions on how to get people to appreciate the health aspects and not just the external results?
A few pieces of business:
1. I submitted my photo to Faces of Beauty. Great project and I hope I’m featured soon!
2. I’m babysitting tonight and have a guest post prepared — a MALE’s view on New Year’s Eve!
3. I’m actually spending NYE in El Paso, TX now because my dad said he’d pay for me to go watch Notre Dame play in the Sun Bowl with him. SO FUN and actually really happy I don’t have to deal with NYE here.