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ZRP Musings: Can we not find balance? #fitfluential #runchat

Time to pull up an Appletini….

Yes I said Appletini.

(If you know me as a wrestling fan, the analogy is well known)

SF Marathon training is going well. I had by far my strongest run in almost ten months this weekend. So I feel like everything is heading in the right direction. Adding OCR training and shaking up my training has been a life saver. I just wish this weather would stop making my allergies so cranky. I am going to do a blog soon on all the things I learned from my foam rolling class because its been helping so much.

If you read my blog from a few weeks ago you realize I had come to a point with my blogging, and being an influencer that I just literally have walked away from trying to be a health and fitness blogger because I was so sick of watching people so sick of watching people making obviously unhealthy decisions and inspiring people to go down that path.

Someone I look up to today was taking grief from others because she wanted to treat herself to the new Unicorn

I wish I could take credit for this. But is was PERFECT for the message I wanted to share here.
Frappuccino. She is an elite athlete who believes in moderation. She does not believe in the idea that exercise is punishment for food. There is no clean eating and not clean eating with her. She loves her body and lives her life.

Why is this not so easy for people to understand?

Actually I get it. Towards late last year I realized that I wanted to be in the same position as other bloggers and I was willing to lose my voice for it. We want to be the image of health and fitness, we want to be that inspiration. I knew better. But I was having the wrong conversation in my head that I was not good enough, not skinny enough or not fast enough.

I just had to remember. I need to be able to be healthy and happy. Chasing a standard. Punishing yourself for bad choices is not.

It is the same thing I was lucky enough to be taught by some amazing people and I get reminded of frequently. The last few weeks have helped me realize that I can re-balance in my eating. I do not need cake every day but having a treat is not bad.

AND THERE IS ZERO REASON TO BEAT YOURSELF OVER TREATING YOURSELF.

There is more.

It is also about listening to your body. Remember the blogger I talked about in the previous blog. While still dealing with stress fractures she ran/walked the Boston Marathon. She was cleared to walk off her crutches last Monday.

REALLY?

You heard me right.

And the thing is so many people are congratulating her. Congratulating her for something that is though impressive, is kind of insane.

Maybe I am not seeing it.

Ill stand by what I said in the earlier blog. The journey is never easy. But the journey is never black and white.