God’s sugar rush
These words were uttered to me by my five year old son as I told him for the umpteenth time about good fats, bad fats, fructose, glucose, carbs and protein. And he still insists that it’s okay to eat two bags of chips and drink soda – no way, Sonny Jim!
I do go on to him about eating right, because I wasn’t completely educated about nutrition and what’s going to create issues later on in life when I was younger. And then I got ‘it’ll never happen to me’ blase about it all before it actually did happen. How far do we push these things with our kids? He gets the fitness thing and is always joining in runs and bootcamp and Zumba, which is mostly hysterical to watch.
But will I create a diet monster? This is a grave concern with young women today. Or will he be like I was with TV when that was restricted for me as a kid, and indulge in later life when there are no parental controls? Only time will tell…
Honestly, I’ve heard rumours. Crazy ones, mind you. All about a pill that you can take that stimulates your muscles and makes them think they are working out. It’s wrong for people who should be working out. Maybe for some people it will have benefits, but I say this: if you can get up off your arse, do it!
It hurts so good!
Despite a more relaxing summer than I had anticipated (have your tried exercising outdoors in this heat – no recommended!) I’ve been burning it up in the basement with a bit of tabata. What’s tabata? It’s HIIT which makes your heart rate soar and then drop again. And I love it! It hurts so good, really it does!!
Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat who lived in Maryland for three years and moved back to the UK in August 2015. Claire wrote about her life as a British expat on the East Coast and now works in travel and hospitality PR in the UK. She still finds time to blog about her repatriation and the reverse culture shock that ensued – and she still hasn’t finished that novel, but she’s working on it. You can contact Claire via twitter on @clairebmcgill or via her blog From America to England.