Monday, April 20, 2009
Since LA Times just put together a fabulous issue today on a DIY weight loss plan, I guess now's a good a time as any to reveal the project of my not-so-secret other half: Foodie Fitness.
I guess this new blog is inspired by my reading other foodbloggers, where every so often the salient theme of "having to eat healthier" and "getting into shape" comes up -- along with the occasional post on a crazy detox/diet plan and Spartan exercise regimen. In a way, I just want to show that you can still enjoy great-tasting foods, have a life outside of a gym and still stay in comparatively good shape. Sounds cliched, but it's all about balance and moderation as well as small-but-progressive steps to improving your lifestyle.
I am by no means the gold standard of fitness (and anyone who seen me in my skinny arm glory can attest to that) but I'm definitely proud of the milestones I've achieved and maintained, including a 40-pound weightloss, shedding 8-10% body fat and a 6 inch waist shrinkage for the past three years.
As for my foodie fitness blog, I still am trying to figure out the direction I'm going to take (and it's definitely in the rough right now). Partly it'll be sharing some helpful eating/exercise tips I've come across (like in today's LA Times), partly to share my own experiences and challenges when it comes working out and eating right, and time allowing, I definitely look forward to profiling some other fit foodies and discovering their secrets to balancing great tastes with overall wellness. And of course, blogging about my routine is a great way to hold myself accountable, too!
Nonetheless, I definitely hope you'll join the fitventure journeys of my other half and chime in with your own comments, questions and opinions.
Now back to your regularly scheduled foodventures programming...
Posted by H. C. at 4/20/2009