Movies, movies, movies!

It’s looking like quite a number of good looking movies are coming out, and I’m quite excited! Here’s my list:

1) Men in Black 3. This is one of the few movie franchises so far where they’ve had sequels and I’m not yet sick of it. Bring it!!

2) Dark Shadows. I know it looks very little like the original, but in Tim Burton I trust.

3) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. This has the potential to be either extreme awesome or the worst movie ever. I personally can’t wait to see it.

4) The Dark Knight Rises. Duhhh, it’s Batman. Nuff said.

5) Brave. I saw previews for this ages ago, and it looks really good. Can’t wait!

6) Snow White and the Huntsman. I will forgive Kristen Stewart her time in Twilight and give this a look-see.

Last but definitely not least…


What are your picks? Personally, out of the bunch I’m the most excited for The Avengers. Can you tell? 😉

Throw AWAY your scale!

I’ve seen this problem so often–especially among women–that I feel inclined to write an entire blog post about it.

Repeat after me: “The scale is not my only measure of success.”

This is crucial. I cannot stress this enough. This has nothing to do with feel-good philosophy, it’s just simply fact. Especially if you potentially have one of the following happening:

  • 1) You are doing some form of strength training
  • 2) You are female (water retention is our bane!)
  • 3) You are brand new to an exercise program

Do these three things, do them consistently, and I promise you that you WILL stick to your fitness program and you WILL see results:

  • 1) Take tape measurements. Key is being consistent in where you are taking those measurements. I measure upper arms, waist, bust, thighs, hips. Even if your scale isn’t moving, is moving slowly, or even is increasing slightly, if you’re losing inches it means you’re gaining muscle which has less density than fat. The same pound of muscle takes up less room than a pound of fat.
  • 2) See how your clothes are feeling. Try on ones you haven’t worn in a while. If your clothes fit when previously they haven’t, why care about a number on your scale?
  • 3) Take before, during, and after photos. Your body will reshape itself, and these photos will show you the truth.

And while you’re at it…throw away your scale. 😛 Or at the very least, stop being a slave to it. Follow the above recommendations and stay the course!

You want to eat healthy? Congrats, you’re mentally ill!

At least that’s what the Guardian has reported on.

Apparently if you want to restrict what foods you eat so that you feel and look healthier, it’s a mental disorder. Here’s a quote from the article:

Orthorexics commonly have rigid rules around eating. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives are also out.

So…if I avoid stuff which is BAD for me, I’m mentally ill? Seriously? I should eat stuff that contains pesticides, stuff my body is seriously intolerant to, stuff that will undoubtedly make me unhealthy because otherwise I’m not sane?

I think this is one of those occasions where I am forced to say, “Honey, I’d rather be crazy than be what you consider to be ‘sane’.” Unfortunately the culture I live in makes me feel this way often. 😉

Come, join me in my insanity. I eat tasty things that make me feel and look healthy. I don’t even starve myself in order to do it! Surely I must be nuts. We’ll make Shakeology smoothies together. I’m clearly bananas for smoothies! 😀