Tuesday, August 11, 2009
First of all, did I miss the memo that today was "drive like a funktard day" in the Tech center? I actually saw one guy eating a bowl of cereal on his morning commute. Are you kidding me? Can't you just get up an extra 15 minutes so that you can eat your cereal at home? Ok, I'm sure everyone runs a little late every now and then, but dude, ever heard of a cereal BAR? Might be a little safer then driving with a bowl of milk in your lap. I'm just saying.
Anyway, the other day Madison and I made the trip to the bookstore to look for a book from her summer reading list. Yep, school is only two weeks away. While she was looking for her specific book, I wandered the isles trying to find new authors and new titles that I haven't read yet. I headed straight for the Jodie Picoult section and picked up "Change of Heart". I have been wanting to read this for awhile and Jodie is one of my favorite authors, so I knew that I had made a good selection. As I turned the isle to look for Maddie, "Skinny Bitch" caught my eye. I'm sure that you have heard of it. Its' the "no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous!".
I'm a savvy girl. I eat crap. I want to look FABULOUS! I, of course, bought the book.
I actually consider myself a healthy person. I run and like to feel good, so I really do not eat a lot of crap. Now, I do eat my fair share of cake icing or cookie dough, but for the most part, I eat clean and wholesome foods. I do have a couple of everyday vices though. Soda. The nightly alcoholic beverage. I did say beverage...not beverages (ok, who am I kidding). I wanted to see what the hype was all about. The book was supposed to be: "part best-friend counsel, part drill-sergeant abuse and a dash of sailor mouth, wrapped in a pretty chick-lit package.” Sounds like something that I would totally dig.
The first few pages of the book had me intrigued. "habitual drinking equals fat-pig syndrome. Beer is for frat boys, not skinny bitches. It makes you fat, bloated, and farty."
Talk to me bitches.
I read on: "Soda is liquid Satan. It is the devil. It is garbage....now don't go patting yourself on the back if you drink diet soda. When methyl alcohol, a component of aspartame, enters your body, it turns into formaldehyde. Laboratory scientists use formaldehyde as a disinfectant or preservative. They don't fucking drink it. Perhaps you have a lumpy ass because you are preserving your fat cells with diet soda."
This skinny bitch is saying bye-bye to her daily Diet Mountain Dews. I'll probably keep the beer though (you could tell me my eyebrows would fall out and I'd still drink beer. I've got a pencil).
My favorite Chapter so far: "The Dead, Rotting, Decomposing Flesh Diet. You are a total moron if you think the Atkins diet will make you thin." This chapter alone and the descriptions on the treatment of mass produced farm animals for meat consumption, makes me want to give up my burgers and chicken. And I'm a meat eater. Rick and I have already talked about eating less meat, so this book is a good reinforcement.
Ok, these chicks are right up my alley. Blunt, tell it like it is, and huge smart asses. I recommend picking up the book and giving it a go through. There's some pretty solid advice on healthy eating in there.
BTW: A Skinny Bitch is someone who enjoys food, eats well, and loves her body as a result. It has nothing to do with how much you weigh or what size you are! Skinny Bitches come in all beautiful shapes and sizes!
Training this week: Monday an hour run. Tuesday: strength and cycling. Wednesday: hour run. Thursday: more running and strength. Weekend: 10 mile long run.