I wanted to thank you all (ya’ll? i’m having an identity crisis stemming from my 2nd year of southern living) for your comments and likes yesterday. I was overall just having a bad, bad day and was upset with the negative comments I received (and did not approve) on my posts.
I guess it comes down to the fact that this is my blog, and so I’m going to write about what I want to write about. I definitely want the folks who read my blog to enjoy the content, so that’s why I asked your opinions.
The goal of this blog was (at the beginning) and is (now and forever more!) to document my journey to healthy, and my journey maintaining healthy once I get there. For me, this doesn’t include eating no sugar. It includes eating limited sugar (and avoiding added sugar), making healthy choices, avoiding things like breads and white potatoes and other useless (in my opinion) carbs, and enjoying this lifestyle change along the way! So, that being said, I will probably still post some fruity smoothie recipes that I think are delicious and natural and healthy for me (but maybe less in number).
I really, really, really appreciate your readership, your understanding, and your skipping over my posts (or individual sections) if it’s not something that interests you! I’m going to work on increasing the quality of my posts, since I know I’ve been lacking in that department. I hope to keep on blogging and keep on working towards healthy for months and years to come!
And now — one question for all the long distance runners who follow me — what do you use to fuel yourself for a long run? Last week’s 8 mile run was such a drag, I was so fatigued and just completely beat by 6 miles. I have been trying to eat around 1200-1300 calories a day, and limiting my carbs (other than fruits). I’m trying to eat no different on Friday nights than any other day during the week (I used to eat more on Fridays to account for my long runs on Saturdays — but decided that wasn’t necessary).
Last Friday night I had a weird dinner — chicken breast and mashed cauliflower and a red pear. What might be a better option to fuel me on my long runs Saturday mornings? I want to stick to my diet but am willing to add in a carb-heavy item like brown rice or whole wheat pita bread if need be — just not too much. Also, I ate a banana about an hour before my run. thank you in advance for suggestions!
Have a Happy Thursday!