I’m drowning in education!
In the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of changing. I’ve been taking my exercise and food seriously. I started by joining the gym. Then I made *gasp* goals. Then I started making my own baby food. And then…I read food blogs. I found this one today:http://www.fooducate.com/blog/ and after reading a lot of it, I’m left with a bitter taste in my mouth. I was actually eating Craisins when I read a blog about how I shouldn’t. Then there’s Matt’s beloved NutriGrain bars…
It all started today when I wanted to find out if Yoplait’s new Greek Yogurt was worth the hype. Oh boy am I glad I checked it out. Basically, it’s bad for you. Well, it’s not really good. The protein comes from either Yak or Water Buffalo milk that’s been dried and ground into a powder…ick, blech, gross!!! Why can’t anything be made the way it’s supposed to be? Why can’t I just be able to read a label and understand what the heck it means without having to take a class in “Bad For You Chemicals 101” ?!?
(Side note: I then made a trip to Trader Joe’s for some groceries and felt good about myself. Unless I need a whole mess of stuff, it’s nice going to TJ’s. They have most of what I need, especially when it comes to the basic staples. )
After being mentally altered for a while, I decided to:
1. Never buy Valutime products again.
2. Read EVERY label.
3. Ask myself if saving 20 cents is worth it.
4. NEVER EVER eat Yoplait AGAIN.
Next on my education binge, I read at http://www.active.com/ how I can mix some crosstraining into my regular training. This then lead into an article about pre-run warm ups and then there was a link about h0w to avoid running injuries…
After being mentally beat-up for a while, I’ve decided to:
1. ALWAYS stretch no matter how much I just don’t want to.
2. Remember that even after running a few miles in a day, it’s more than a lot of people have done in a week.
3. Pre-run workouts are a must.
4. Don’t become a workout Nazi like some of the people who comment, saying they run 100+ miles a week. Really? Really?
Kudos to you, I guess.
Now it’s off to the gym where I plan on jogging a few miles and then biking until I feel like it. Yup. That’s what I call training!