Nutrition Drop-Out

For the 43 today, I used my stability ball and did sit-ups with alternating toe touches.  Reaching for my toes made this more of a complete sit-up than a crunch.

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I counted a right toe touch and a left as 1 rep so I did 86 total sit-ups in order to complete the 43.

Today is a rest day  – I might do some more foam rolling later but no working out!!

Sometimes I feel like Frenchie in Grease:

beauty school drop-out
beauty school drop-out

Except I’ve never been to beauty school – I’m talking about nutrition.  Don’t get me wrong, we actually eat healthy and nutritious meals the majority of the time.  But I also think that everyone has different definitions of what counts as healthy nutrition and according to lots of those ideas I’m a definite drop-out!

Even the national standards change (frequently!).

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In the newer version of a healthy plate, fruits & vegetables are the main part with carbs playing a small roll.
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But, in the old-school food pyramid – carbs are the biggest group!  (And I love carbs – pasta and bread!)

Meat is another area where people have very different opinions.  We eat meat at just about every meal in our home.  We actually buy 1/2 a side of beef every year:Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 9.24.00 AM

We eat lots of chicken but we also eat pork, lamb on occasion, seafood and beef.  We are definitely carnivores here!

Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 9.27.57 AMAll the different flavored butters on the market and yet this is what we eat:Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 9.52.15 AMI have never tried any of the MANY different supplements on the market.Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 9.25.19 AM

And, even on my long runs (like yesterday), I don’t refuel with any of these:Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 9.28.40 AM

I know I’m going to have to figure out something for my 50-mile race but usually I just drink water while I run.  (I know – it goes against everything out there but it works for me.)

The other day I heard someone say, “No margaritas for me – I don’t want to undo the work I’m doing during my workout.”  I’m totally supportive of that approach but I’m also the opposite – I work out hard so that I can enjoy the things I like (margaritas, wine, chips…..).  Screen shot 2013-03-13 at 11.26.54 AM

So, even though I fail at nutrition according to many standards, I do what works for me and my family and am perfectly OK with it.  Today we will have lettuce wraps at lunch and they will have ground beef in them just the way we like them and I won’t feel at all guilty about it!Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 10.02.55 AM

What are your views on healthy nutrition?

Happy Sunday!

Kim (not really a nutrition drop-out just one with a different point of view than others!)

 

 

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