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Random ZRP Musings: “Clean vs. Dirty Eating”

I know I have been lax but the first 45 days of 2016 has been kind of crazy in a good way. We will get to that in a second.

Let me vent.

Part of the reason I have not been blogging is I have been totally inundated with blog posts from other bloggers talking about New Years resolutions, throwing around the “clean eating and anything else is just bad and dirty” or they are posting workouts and then after they are posting meals that are so small and tiny that my brain is sitting here going WTF.

Some of these bloggers are promoting disordered thinking. One example in particular, after a 14 mile run, eating and4305229 promoting baby food with a little bit of veggies as post long run meal?

And people flock to them like crazy. It scares me, because I use to look at these people as inspirations. I used to beat myself up if I wasn’t on plan. Some of these people are truly eating disorderd and promiting to their readers and it just sends me raging.

Maybe it is just me and the way I was trained, there is a balance. There are some days, screw it. I want a piece of pizza and I go for it. I don’t have guilt about it. I know I have a calorie budget and I fit it in. I don’t eat the entire pizza, I enjoy a couple slices and a salad. Also being from the NW I really like beer. I don’t beat myself up over any of it.

Could I be thinner if I was strictly clean eating? Probably. But my body seems to be perfectly happy where it is at, and more importantly I am happy where it is at.

Also a lot of these people are running insane miles or workout so much that I am asking myself how their body holds up to it?

It goes back to the fact that from the early days I had a trainer teach me about balance. About having faith in myself to make the right decisions and looking at the big picture.

Like I said. Maybe I just don’t get it.

And a lot of these people are so over the top on exercise. Doing 10-15 miles every couple days on their run or 2-3 hours at the gym. I know I am committed to my run time, but when I read these I start raging because I know if I did that my body would rebel. My body needs it’s rest and rehab just as much as it needs to work out.

It scares me people are encouraged by it.

I just realize how long this blog was…. I will do a part 2 later.