It’s almost long weekend!!!!
Steve and I are still trying to finalize what we’re going to get up to this weekend but we think we may take a trip up to the cottage. It won’t be super warm there but that’s totally ok. I just love the hiking and getting away from the city for a break. It’s so beautiful up there and Tyson has a blast. We went there last year for our 7 year anniversary.
Aside from looking forward to the weekend things here have been pretty much the same. I’ve been training 4 days a week and am feeling good with my lifts and am loving leaning out a bit. I’m still rocking the carb backloading and loving it and we’ve been enjoying some delish food lately. Here’s a peek into what we’ve been chowing down on.
Eggs & zucchini pasta/ drumsticks, green beans, soup and salad/baked chicken chimichanga/ steak, taters, corn, salad, wine ;)/ cauliflower mash, pesto stuffed chicken, salad
I’ve also still been enjoying my coffee with coconut oil and creamer. It’s soooooo good. Now that it’s getting warm out my coconut oil is all liquidy and if I put it in the fridge it’s annoying to dig out. The solution? Coconut oil ice cubes! I simply used a turkey baster and put the oil into a small ice cube tray. Some of the cubes are a tablespoon and others are a teaspoon. It makes it so easy to just pop one out and put it in my coffee or in my frying pan. Pre-measured goodness without the hassle.
I got these ice cube trays at the dollar store –
they’re the ones that have the soft bottom so you can just pop individual ones out
On a totally different topic there have been some things that have been bothering me as of late concerning social media and the way we seem to think it’s ok to judge others. We are a society filled with judgement. We like to judge just about everyone from celebrities to stay at home moms and we judge their clothes, their food, their lifestyle – usually without even knowing the person.
Now I understand that when you use social media of any kind, whether it be a blog, facebook, instagram or some totally new form that I’m not even aware of yet, that you are putting yourself out there, but that doesn’t mean we should be so quick to jump all over someone because they don’t have the same ideals as us
For instance, I’m not a huge fan of paleo eating but who am I to pass judgement on someone who likes that style of eating and finds it to be beneficial to their health? I’m an intuitive eater by nature (if I want something, I’m likely going to have it) but that doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the struggles that others go through. Similarly, I’m not into yoga but I admire those who practice it.
I see judgement all over social media – you shouldn’t use that sweetener, egg yolks are bad, you shouldn’t train that way, you should really be doing this instead….yadda yadda yadda.
Ummmm……who the hell asked you? Do you know that person’s goals? Do you know that person’s allergies or intolerances? Do you know what that person is going through in their day to day life? Or did you just look at a picture someone posted and decide to throw your two cents in?
Now I’m not saying that you should never offer your opinion on social media, it’s great to share new ideas and thoughts and I personally get a ton of inspiration from others this way. However there are times when people seem to think it’s ok to talk down to someone else simply because they’re not doing things the way they think they should. And that’s not cool. There are so many people who are just starting their journey to a healthy lifestyle and by putting them down we’re only encouraging them to go back to their old ways. What may seem like small progress to some may be a huge milestone to others.
What makes you better than anyone else? Just because a certain style of eating or training works for you does not mean that it’s meant for everyone. There is no one size fits all approach to healthy living and it’s up to us as individuals to figure out what works best for us. We are all a work in progress and I know that my personal eating and training style has changed and adapted throughout the years as I’ve grown and developed. I am always up for offering tips to others regarding their training and nutrition but ultimately everyone needs to find what works best for them.
Instead of judging others and how they do things we should be celebrating others who are trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle. We should encourage them and offer advice when asked for. Opt to inspire others, not put them down. You never know how much your words effect someone, both negatively and positively. You can make someone’s day or totally ruin it.