This is mostly about the crazy idea I had to compete in a triathlon to distract me from an injury that was giving me an identity crisis and trying to put a downspin on my otherwise healthy life, with a little healthy, wholesome, nutritious eating thrown in too.
Check out this post for a little background about my injury. If you really want the details I wrote all about my stinky feets here: Part 1 and Part 2. Hopefully there will be a Part 3 one day with a happy ending 🙂
The Dinner Table Scenario
For some reason when ever I meet new people, the question of “So, what do you do?” always comes up while sitting around the dinner table. Whether at a restaurant, a cookout, a friend’s house…it’s always the dinner table. That may not seem relevant, but when your answer to that question is “I’m a dietitian”, the asker inevitably glances down at your plate, then looks you over, then responds. More often than not, the questioner says something to the likes of: “Should you be eating that?” or “Don’t you practice what you preach?”.
What do I say you ask? “Yes, I should be eating that!”, and “Yes, I do practice what I preach” (although I’m not admitting to preaching here:)). Most of the time I eat healthy foods. But I also eat what I want to eat, and enjoy each bite of it. It’s all about balance and moderation, and figuring out what strategies work for you. Here’s an honest account of how I try to find such a balance in my life.
I love to eat, and I love to eat real food. Real, healthy, food. This is how I fit healthy eating and exercise into my life. Anybody can eat healthy, it’s just about figuring out what works for you.
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