Posted by: bettythebalancer | November 10, 2009

I Should Clarify A Few Things.

I’ve gotten a few questions about what, exactly, I’m up to over here.  Answers are below!

  • I’m not trying to lose weight. I don’t pay a lot of attention to what I weigh.  But, I do (1) pay attention to what I put in my body, because it’s fuel for my workouts and my long work days, and (2) enjoy eating healthfully because I can feel the difference in my workouts and my energy levels.  I’ve never counted calories and I hope I never do.
  • I don’t tweet or blog everything I eat. I don’t think of myself as a food blogger, so I don’t document everything that passes by my lips.  This blog is more about my journey as I try to balance my career, and try to behave professionally in a demanding and hours-intensive field, while honoring my desire to treat my body well.  The stereotypes are that lawyers are “walking heart attacks,” divorced, overworked, overly stressed, dull people who are generally physically unhealthy.  I’m aiming to embrace my career, excel at it, and take care of myself at the same time.
  • I tend to eat healthfully during the week, and less healthfully during the weekends. I like (okay, I love) pizza, cheeseburgers, beer, french cheese, pancakes, eggs benedict, corn dogs, french fries … I appreciate food of all varieties — healthy and unhealthy — and I do eat my fair share of the bad stuff.  That occurs mostly during the weekends, by choice.  My aim, however, is to avoid eating junk as a result of working long hours or being focused on my professional goals — I want that In’n’Out burger to be eaten because of a happy choice, not as the result of a stressful emergency.
  • My appetite is on fire when I’m training. I usually eat at least six meals a day if I work out in the morning.  That’s true even if my workout is relatively short or small — I’ve found the consistency of the training routine simply sets my metabolism on fire!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to post them in the comments or e-mail me!

Yesterday, I was at work from 8-8 … but I have photos of my eats to upload at some point 😉

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