I promise I have like 40 trajillion posts in my drafts folder right now, but none of them are gelling quite the way they should. This nasty winter is sucking my brain out, I swear to NOTA.
But just because I suddenly can’t form a coherent thought, doesn’t mean others are so afflicted, so here are some of the things I’ve been reading that I think deserve a look:
First, from Fitness Fixation, a series of posts (2 so far, but more will be coming) by Shari who is embarking on a new adventure in terms of eating and taking care of herself…
So maybe I am not embarrassed as much as I am really really sad. Because it sucks to constantly feel like you don’t measure up. And it’s exhausting trying to live up to some ridiculous standard that you set for yourself. But mostly, it is soul-crushing. Even the moments that should be filled with pride and joy (like running my first half marathon) are soon over-shadowed by the critic in my head.
I’m thinking a lot about this article on some possible reasons so many diets fail over at Lyle McDonald’s site.
And I’m especially thinking of the above in contrast to This article on why some people seem to be unable to get fat. (h/t to Lindsay at Babble for the article – you can read some of her thoughts on the article here.)