As much as I try to keep things light, fun, and positive here on the blog, sometimes ya just gotta be real and truthful about when things don’t go as expected or don’t meet the expectations you had for them. So this installment of Explore Your Own Backyard will be a bit different from the other ones as my experience this week with partaking in a new activity in my city was more negative. Last Wednesday I signed up to try something that had been on my bucket list for a few years now….SUP Yoga (Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga). Unfortunately the only thing I really got out of it was being able to cross it off said bucket list.
Sometimes commercials just really bug me. As if we’re not bombarded enough on the daily basis with diet products, weight loss stories, and news coverage about how to slim-down, tone-up, whittle our middles….blah blah blah! But to have to be hit with it during the middle of relaxing with our favorite show!? That’s just wrong.
Hey all! I didn’t really plan on posting again until WIAW but I just felt like I needed to get some thoughts out! So excuse this word vomit. I am pretty much writing this for my own sanity….but if you feel like reading and offering me some advice or insight, feel free! If not, head on over to yesterday’s post for a fun weekend recap, a KILLER treadmill workout, and my participation in this week’s Spill it Sunday with Arman!
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Before I dive into the food frenzy that WIAW brings, I wanted to address a post I read last week that really rubbed me the wrong way. I have nothing against the blogger behind this post as I am not an avid reader of her blog, but when it came across my Twitter feed and I saw the praise it was getting I couldn’t help but take a look for myself. What I read shocked me….but maybe it shouldn’t have.
It’s no secret that there is a ton of negativity and unhealthy information promoted by the media on a daily basis. Whether its diet ads, bogus exercise equipment, ‘get fit quick’ schemes, or an expose of what star is losing/gaining weight. I try to just ignore most of the stuff that’s out there as I know what’s healthy and what’s not…but every once in a while it all just gets to me. Not because I feel like it affects my own thoughts on health, but because it has the potential to powerfully influence the millions of people out there who are looking for answers, trying to become healthier, or easily swayed by the latest trends. Frankly….sometimes the media SUCKS.