... life, straight-up.
I feel bad saying that I agree with all those articles but I DO! I just hate to say it but a life obsessed with weight maintance is no life at all. Honestly? If you WANT To run 20 miles, GO AHEAD but please eat anough. Dont do it because you have to in order to maintain or lose weight. Exercise and eating healthy should just be a way to take care of our bodies not the meaning of our lives. I believe in exericising and eating well so you FEEL GOOD. Feeling good should be the main focus. I just think the whole obsession is sad. I mean what is that teaching younger generations? That they have nothing to look foward to but marathons and calorie restriction in order to fight off the obesity epidemic?!?!? UGH..MODERATION PEOPLE! MODERATION!!!!I think the best way to know if you are TRULY acting healthy or not is to think; if you had a daughter would you want her to act the way you are. If you wouldnt want your daughter to act how you are acting your probally being obsessive and doing too much. If you think your daughter should spend her day obsessing over ever bite that goes into her mouth and paying more attention to running then school, I think there is a HUGE problem there..I'm going to stop ranting now because I could go on and on and on...Dana xohttp://happinessiswithin.wordpress.com/
I am so with you on this. And I'm glad that you were a front runner on the issue even before the article came out. I am very passionate about my blog and want to make sure it's a safe place for people to visit and feel inspired and revived to do something nice for themselves. Some days that may be taking a bath and relaxing. Others it may be cooking a nice dessert. This is my definition of health and well-being that has served me well my entire life. It's not always about running large distances or surviving a killer fitness class.
I know that the majority of bloggers are hating on that article right now but.. YES TO MARIE CLAIRE! I found it great (although a bit harsh) and something that needed to be written. So many bloggers are blinded by what they think is a "healthy" lifestyle when in reality, it IS disordered eating. Maybe not an actual ED but it's along the same path. There are some blogs I can't even read because they have ED written all over them but the other readers don't even seem to know. In fact, a lot of them are PRAISING the blogger.. it makes me sad and furious at the same time.
omg it makes me so sad/angry. i read it the day it came online and this morning i was still ticked off so i briefly wrote about it. it's quite ridiculous if you ask me. why do women try to drive other women apart? this is a good community about LIVING. no one is perfect and i think it's just shameful to call out people by name and then take things completely out of context.
http://happinessiswithinblog.com/2010/10/05/i-might-as-well/More of my two cents ;)
I completely concur. the whole point is to use your mind. I never thought about it but you're right, everyone's version of "health" is different, why does living a certain way = health for anyone but that person? why do they even call it healthy living blogs? the terms themselves need changing. they're still personal blogs... or they could be blogs of a vegan, or exerciser (!??) or cook.
questions or comments about my thoughts?feel free to share, and thanks for stopping by!