Thursday, April 7, 2011

Food and Fitness. Finding a balance!

'F' will always be for food.

My greatest friend. Always there when I'm down. Willing to hug me tight around the middle even when I don't want it (I so want it). Greets me in my kitchen when I can't sleep at night. Never misses a party. Even my belly snarls and whines when you're away from me. Ahhh. Love you, Food.

My worst enemy! Always there when I'm down. Willing to hug me tight around the middle even when I don't want it (I do NOT want it). Greets me in my kitchen when I can't sleep at night. Never misses a party. Even my belly snarls and whines when you're away from me. Ahhh. Curse you, Food.

Ever felt like that? :)

Yeah, me too. But food isn't evil. Our bodies actually do need and love it. Even the real 'F' word (not that 'F' word, geez!), FAT, isn't the demon that we/the media have made it.

Speaking of demons. Haaaaave you met Luc?

Anyway....what was I talki-OH YEAH!

Fat. We need it. So slice some avocado into your salad, eat a handful of cashews, dip a strawberry into the darkest, dark chocolate you can find (cacao, cacao!). Don't go crazy with it, skip the processed stuff, and your body will thank you for it.

'But my metabolism!' you say. It slows down as we age. That's just a fact. Solution? You need some muscle, baby! I'm not talking about super hero, Governator-style guns, but muscle burns more calories than fat. Your body loves muscle like the Cheetah loves Peeta (and she loveloveloves Peeta). That brings me to another 'F.' My good friend Fitness. :)

I'm still going strong with TurboFire and Shakeology, neither of which I am selling or pushing anyone to try (yes, that's a disclaimer. sorry). Something else may work for you, and that's awesome. Being different makes the world a wonderful place to live.

So, what's your balance? How do you reward yourself? It's almost time for ripe, bursting, glorious strawberries in my neck of the woods. What's in season where you live? :)

Thanks for all the Vamp feedback yesterday. Consensus? Most of us like our vamps smokin' hot and baddy, bad, ba-bad. :)

-Marie

9 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Still suffering winter jitters here, only thing in season is fish...always fish and more fish. Good fat :)

Cheree said...

I've still got to find that balance. I've got to tell myself chocolate is bad and exercise is good... but my head doesn't believe me.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

One's metabolism does slow down with age! Which sucks. Try to balance it by eating healthy.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Guess I picked the wrong day to post about fried foods then?

Sarah Allen said...

This is so true :) Great post! That reminds me...time for lunch!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Elizabeth Twist said...

Tai chi, and lots of it: that's how I stay balanced. My teacher was a Judo black belt, so it is a much more intense workout than you might think. And walks with the dog. And plenty of veggies.

Erin Hartshorn said...

I've taken up running again. I've a ways to go before my body is back in balance, but it gives me a lot more leeway with what I can eat.

I've also started working on substituting healthy snacks (dried fruit, yum!) for not-so-healthy cookies (Thin Mints . . . ).

Erin's blog

Marie Rearden said...

Thin Mints aren't too big of a threat, but ice cream...don't get me started.

GigglesandGuns said...

I watch carefully all week. Sunday, not so much. Funny though I hardly ever crave the nasty stuff any more.


MaryV