Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Putting the Grilled Cheese Where My Mouth Is

Look, I'm no fitness angel. I occasionally do weekend things like get wastey faced at a vineyard concert (Mackinaw Valley Vineyard!) and eat Denny's Mozzarella Cheese Stick Grilled Cheese at 1am. I have fitness flaws.

We were WAAAAAY back away from the music.

My friend Rachel snapped this flattering one. NOM NOM NOM.

But I damn enjoyed that grilled cheese! I was mindfully savoring each bite! :)

Side note: How was your weekend?

Heyyyyyy, I did prepare some healthy watermelon for that vineyard concert! I tried THIS Pinterest tutorial for cutting watermelon. I have the hardest time figuring out out to cut the freaking delicious stuff. Guess what? PINTEREST SUCCESS!


Did you know a cup of diced watermelon has 46 calories and 20% of your vitamin A and C? Don't worry. I Googled that. Pretty good summer snack if you ask me. In the summer, I try to keep a bunch of fresh fruit on hand (raspberries, blueberries, watermelon). I love summer fruit as much as I love my grilled cheese.

Speaking of food, I also checked off another thing on my "Summer Fun List"--make homemade pizza. Not too difficult. I used THIS recipe for the crust and threw in some Italian herbs. After I finished the crust, I realized that we had no veggies. Healthy fail. So it just ended up being cheese pizza. Next scary step--try my hand at baking bread (cue the Alfred Hitchcock music).

Melt-y cheeeeeese.

So you see, I love fitness but I still like to enjoy debauchery, grilled cheese and pizza. Besides, who wants to live perfect life without a little wine, pizza or some other vice? Boring!

This morning, I read this excellent article over at the Fitnessista blog. She talks about the unnecessary quest to be "good" at everything. I totally agree with her main idea--you don't have to be "good," you just have to enjoy what you're doing.

For example, I'm trained to teach a lot of different types of fitness classes, but I'm not particularly "good" at any one format. I'm a generalist. But that doesn't mean I don't keep trying at the formats I'm not so good at (*cough*Zumba*cough*). I'm never going to be the "best" dancer, but I love Zumba (booty shakin' in general) and so I keep trying, and I keep on rump shakin'!

I'm not saying that you shouldn't work to be the best you can be. I'm not saying that you shouldn't set goals and excel. I'm saying, you ARE good. And no one ever said you had to be the best at everything.

Give the article a read. It will make your day. And you too will feel better about being imperfect.

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