I heard some wackadoodle rumor there’s a flip side to every coin.
It sounds pretty high-tech to me, so I can’t confirm the validity of that statement, but I do know there’s two sides to every story, with the truth taking root somewhere in between. That and it sets you free, which appeals to me for the usual reasons freedom does.
Last week, I did a cheeky little post entitled Ways I’m Not Your Typical Health Living Blogger. It was true, every word of it, but this week I want to mix things and tell the other side of the tale, which means we’re talking about the Ways I Am Your Typical Healthy Living Blogger. Same story, different perspective, Out Loud. Thanks for having me, Ms. Amanda.
Plus, I wanted to clear the air in case you think I’m only a grubby, cheese loving, pasta eating, butter filled, machine. I’m totally that too, but I’m also all about being healthy. That’s right: Raise the roof for healthy. C’mon, do it. Raise those hands. Put ’em up high. Nobody’s looking, I promise, it’ll be fun, maybe even a little naughty. It might even set you free.
Ways I Am Your Typical Healthy Living Blogger
- I make most of my meals. I make most of the Hubby’s meals too, even when he lives in a different state. Sometimes it’s as simple as a grilled cheese sandwich or a big old snack platter, and sometimes it’s a fancy pants Risotto kind of night, sans pants because they’re totally overrated.
- When I go to other people’s homes for a meal, I ask them what’s in the food. I try to be nonchalant about it, but I still ask. “Oh, that’s chicken stock in the soup. Yes, it looks fabulous,” I say while internally crying, “Frack, what am I going to eat?”
- Hummus sets my heart a flutter.
- Aside from mini-chocolate chips, which I keep on hand purely for baking purposes (cough, lies and deceit, cough), I rarely keep sweets or junk food in the house. That’s not to say I won’t go out for ice cream or pick up an occasional indulgence from time to time, I just don’t regularly stockpile the stuff.
- I have turned down cupcakes before, especially the overly processed chock full of additives kind. I have no regrets.
- I love veggies. I mean, I really, really love veggies. They pretty much rock my socks off.
- When I’m not farmers marketing or waiting for my CSA to start, I do my grocery shopping at the local health food store: Nature’s Bin. It’s the Trader Joe’s or Wholefoods equivalent in my neighborhood, but better.
- I like sweet potatoes. I like white potatoes. I like purple potatoes. I like red skinned potatoes. When it’s all said and done, I don’t see color; I just see potatoes.
- I buy my oats in bulk since I make and consume a crapton of granola.
- Salads and me: we go way back. I will willingly and happily put down some roughage. I would even challenge you to a roughage eating contest.
- Not only do I add greens to my fruit filled smoothies, but I toss in flax powder and bee pollen too, which let’s be honest, is pretty fucking weird.
- I love going to the gym. It’s my happy place. Those endorphins get me all jacked up; in a good way.
- I actually started saying the ooommm at the end of yoga. Confession: it feels a little awkward, but at least I’m no longer giggling; out loud.
So you see, despite an entire post explaining the ways I’m not your typical healthy living blogger, there are definitely other ways in which I fit the mold. Some, or really I, might say that’s a great sign of balance, and since I’ve already done multiple posts on that topic, we’ll just leave it at the fact I consider myself to be well-rounded.
Take that flip sides.
In what ways are you a typical healthy living blogger?