Monday again? Really. I’ve had a pretty busy Monday so far. I actually got to teach a RPM class early this morning. And boy, did it feel good. I’m finally starting to feel back to my normal self. I’m well on my way with my getting back to physical activity goal I posted 2 weeks ago. But I’ll be really happy once I can get back to running. Unfortunately, it’s been way too hot for a run. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that. It’s probably just as hot where you are. I’m not much of a treadmill runner so I’ll have to get my butt moving first thing in the morning if I want to run.
For the runners out there…. how do you stay motivated and get yourself out the door when the only time you have to run is early in the morning? Since sleep is so precious to me right now, I’m really needing that extra kick to get out there. But in the past, I’ve actually slept in my running gear so I could just wake up and get my shoes on. Of course, that was in the middle of winter.
Speaking of goals, I taught my RPM class today and I always ask them about goals especially during a hard part of the class. If they are getting up to take a 5:30am class, they’ve got a reason to be there. Little reminders about their goals can really get someone to dig deep for more.
Have you thought about your goals that involve being active?
Here’s some food for thought. I’ve bookmarked a few interesting articles I came across while I was recovering in the hospital so I can share them with you. Here’s the first one:
To summarize, this article is about the rise in popularity of the self proclaimed wellness expert. It discusses that striving for wellness with green smoothies, Lululemon attire, and kale salad is the ultimate status symbol. And something people want to flaunt using their perfectly posed photos on Instagram displaying their wholesome lunch or perfected yoga inversion. Let’s be real. Is this real life for you? (It’s certainly not for me).
Not that there is anything wrong with this. But readers should beware. This article points out that these healthy wellness gurus often have no professional knowledge base or education. It cites many examples of very popular bloggers that have absolutely no education in health or wellness. The problem here is that these people are speaking to and influencing the masses using their own opinion and experiences.
This really isn’t anything new though. Anyone can say anything on their own website. So here’s my two cents: I want to urge you to really take what you read on a “wellness blog” with a grain of salt. Do some digging and see if this person has the credentials to back up their recommendations. Remember a registered dietitian is the nutrition expert and has the expert knowledge to make informed recommendations.