As a plant-based, healthy living and running blogger, certain things are expected of me. For example, my readers have confidence that I am vegan, live a healthy lifestyle, and that I run. As they should.
But, because I’m human I suppose, there are some things that one might expect from a healthy living blogger that I, well, that I don’t always live up to. It’s time to fess up. So, because it’s Friday, here are my five blogger confessions.
I’m not consistent with my strength workouts.
Yes, I’m a trainer. Yes, I work in a gym to which I have free access. No, I am not as consistent with my strength training program as I should be. While I am extremely dedicated to my running, teach a twice weekly stretch class and occasional strength class, finding the time (yeah, I know!) or motivation to work out has been a challenge lately.
One of the perks of being a blogger is that we find some accountability by telling our readers our goals and plans. So, guys, it’s on! I will dedicate myself to working out twice a week.
Sometimes I eat convenience and fast food.
There was a period a couple years ago when I would travel from my full-time job straight over to another gym where I saw a couple clients. Stopping at Taco Bell for a bean burrito became a regular habit. Of course, a bean burrito is one of the healthier things you can eat at Taco Bell, but probably not the best option on a daily basis.
I also buy vegan frozen food like Gardein Chick’n Strips or Fishless Fillets on a semi-regular basis. I do serve them with a salad (or potato, see below) and I don’t feel guilty. I can use the Chick’n strips in recipes as I would real chicken, so it’s a great way to “veganize” some very delicious recipes.
The main reason I post recipes is to create a journal of my food successes.
I used to claim on a regular basis, “I’m not a food blogger,” and it’s true. I love to cook, even though I’m not trained in any way, and I’m one of those “lucky cooks.” I can throw together a meal based on what I have in the refrigerator and it will taste good. Sometimes really good.
Years ago I didn’t write down those random recipes. Of course, the next time I wouldn’t remember exactly what ingredients I used. So I started blogging about them. Now I have a great resource for quick and easy vegan recipes that I hope my readers love, but also that I can refer back to the next time I want to make, say, burritos or curry.
I eat a lot more potatoes than green vegetables.
Unless you count the green onions I sprinkle on top of my baked potatoes, or the onions and garlic I roast my red potatoes with. I’d love to say I prefer sweet potatoes since they are all the blogger rage (and yes, they are very good for you), but no, I prefer the humble russet, red, or Yukon on my dinner plate. I will add a salad for greenery.
I don’t like kale chips.
I also don’t like eggplant or green beans, and I’m not all that fond of broccoli. I’m also not a coconut fan, rarely buy cauliflower, and the only time I’ll drink coconut water is when I’m dehydrated and my body craves it. And La Croix? I can’t even pronounce it correctly let alone drink it.
Kale chips taste like salty, dry grass. There, I said it. Though I do love Michelle.
Phew! I feel better now after those blogger confessions! How about you? Whether or not you’re a blogger, do you have a confession you’d like to make?
My weekly linkups! Please stop by and check out all of the great recipes, workouts, and information that all these awesome bloggers share every week!
Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah
Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Dixya
Tuesdays on the Run with Marcia, Erika, and Patty
Inspire Me Monday with Janice
Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie, Jen, and Nicole
The Plant-Based Potluck Party with Deborah
The Running Coaches’ Corner with Rachel, Suz, Lora Marie, and Me!
Friday 5 2.0 with Rachel and Lacey and Meranda