Monday, September 19, 2011

Sorry but I'm really not sorry

On Monday of last week, Katy Widrick wrote a post titled Sorry I'm Not Sorry. It happened to scroll by in my Twitter feed while I had it up at work and I (being intrigued by the title) clicked on it. I love nothing more than seeing honesty in posts which the trend of the "my life is puppies and rainbows" that seemingly pervades a good deal of the blogosphere. I was so inspired by Katy's truths that I wanted to write my own post and I'm not even the only that that her post inspired. Sam of Health, Happiness and Skinny Jeans has her own sorry she's not sorry post. It's taken me a week to get this post together because work has been all up ins my face, but here it is.
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  • I'm not going to train for any race distance greater than 10K. The training is too time consuming, the distance makes me ravenously hungry and I don't think they're part of balanced life for me. Sorry I'm not sorry.
  • I think the whole concept of taking pictures of most every meal you eat as a way of tracking your eating habits but being against calorie counting is ridiculous. It takes way more effort to take pictures of your food, upload them, edit them and write a blog post than it does to take 5 minutes to log it in something like CalorieKing. Sorry I'm not sorry.
  • I don't really get the whole Lululemon obsession. I wandered through the store once thought, "Gee, these clothes are geared at people who live in warmer climes than me." I've never gone back. Sorry I'm not sorry.
  • I think a lot of people don't fully understand how much effort it takes to maintain a significant weight loss. When you hit goal weight, the only thing that changes is the amount of food you eat. You don't get to stop working out, you can't go back to what you ate before you lost the weight. You will have continue being conscious of what you eat. It really is a lifestyle change. Sorry I'm not sorry.
  • Sometimes the healthy living blog community feels like a giant online high school clique that I just don't fit into. I never fit into a clique in high school, so I'm okay with not really fitting in to the HLB community. Sorry I'm not sorry.
  • As committed as I am to my job, I will not under any circumstance allow it to interfere with my dedication to fitness and health. Sorry I'm not sorry.
What's something you're completely unapologetic about? Let me know in a comment below! :)