Food Blog Fascination
I am fascinated with healthy foodie and fitness blogs, the kind where the blogger posts photos and descriptions of their daily consumption, often their physical activity and usually random details about their day.
Occasionally it’s interesting. Most of the time it’s mundane. But I can’t seem to look away.
These bloggers go about each and every day snapping photos of everything they consume. Perhaps it helps keep them accountable for their food and activity choices.
Most are very good photographers; even their morning oatmeal looks like a work of art. I’ve noticed that almost all of them have oatmeal for breakfast. I love oatmeal. If I was to be left stranded on a desert island with only one food, it would be oatmeal (hopefully topped with Sun-Maid or Dole Thompson raisins – no other brand will do).
I can barely operate my Cannon Powershot, but today I attempted a day in the life of a healthy food/fitness blogger.
I started my day with breakfast, eaten standing up as I served the little people in my family
Got the boys to school and tackled some bill paying. For those of you to whom I owe money, the cheque is now in the mail.
Time for my morning snack:
And then, a few minutes later:
Since I no longer work outside our home, on workout days, I dress in my workout gear first thing and change into street clothes only after my (usually) noontime workout. But November is cold. And most of my workout tights are capris. Luckily I found these on sale
My leg muscles are warm and ready to head out the door
To get here for a quick and efficient workout
And then home for lunch
During lunch, Derek and I debated whether during a static squat drill, shifting your weight from leg to leg when they start shaking is considered cheating. I think it is. He doesn’t. Any thoughts on this?
Did some quick baking from a mix for the boys’ after school snack. I can’t seem to replicate these from scratch and they love them… These did not tempt me in the least
On my way to pick up the kids
Less than 30 minutes in the kitchen and dinner is served
7:15 pm Kids were pooped. Now they’re tucked in. Time for my night snack.
And now, as I type this, I am enjoying my end of day hot water with lemon.
Ahhh! A lovely, busy, fulfilling day. Will I do this photo journaling again? Not for a long while.
Do you read these types of blogs? If so, which are your favourites? Those that show up most frequently in my Reader are: Kath Eats Real Food, JAG’s Fitness Blog, Meals and Miles, Chocolate-Covered Katie, Skinny Runner, Oh She Glows, and Melissa’s Journey… among others.