First and foremost, huge thanks to MizFit for putting my guest post up in herre. The honor is not lost on me, that much is fo’ sho’.
I’m a relatively new kid on the tofu block of health blogging, though I’ve been casually life-blogging since 2005, when I moved to China to teach English for a year and rightly assumed I might have a few stories.
However, in late January of this year, I recommitted myself to the blogosphere and have been food-blogging consistently for the past few months, during which time I bought my own domain (www.soapandchocolate.com), tried (and created) dozens of healthy, flexitarian recipes, received more food samples than I thought existed in the world, and now have a Clif/Luna/Lara/Gnu Bar collection to rival Whole Foods’.
I love the world of health, fitness and food blogs – they have provided me with a wealth of information (and entertainment), not to mention reciprocal support for my chosen creative outlet.
That said, I am not without a sense of humor on this topic, and if you spend as much time reading health blogs as I do daily, you may or may not have had a few choice observations that you may or may not feel are worthy of “voicing” in the comments section. So just for shiggles, I thought it might be fun to start a certain list in the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Might Be a Redneck.”
Without further introduction, I give you:
You Might Be a Health Blogger (or Reader!)
…if you know what KERF stands for.
…if you’re training for a marathon.
…if your sense of self-worth is defined by your oatmeal recipe and variations thereupon.
…if you switched to stevia.
…if you share the stats on your heart rate monitor.
…if a loved one has ever filed a Missing Person report on you during your trip to Whole Foods.
…if your dining companions wait for you to snap pictures of your food at restaurants before digging in…or remind you to do so if by chance you forgot.
…if there is a BlogHer and/or FoodBuzz ad on your website.
…if “the Shred” is not something you did to make dinner.
…if bake sales can and should be done via internet.
…if your Google Reader consistently says “(1000+)”.
…if “HOLY YUM!” is firmly ingrained in your vocabulary.
…if one or more meals per day goes through a blender before hitting your stomach.
…if the blog world knows more about your GI tract than your doctor.
…if you had to teach your parents how to comment.
…if you refuse to use the flash when photographing food.
…if you pity the fool who thinks raw food is limited to salad.
…if you’ve ever made your own nut butter/milk/flour …and/or spun flax into gold.
…if yoga has changed your life.
…if to know you is to know your love for Barney Butter.
…if P90X isn’t hard enough.
…if you’ve begun to assume that everyone knows what PB2 is.
…if jelly beans have matured from Easter Candy to running fuel.
…if Trader Joe knows you by name.
…if you read MizFit. 😉
Now it’s your turn! What would you add to the list?
I’ve only just gotten it started, and it would keep going if I didn’t cut myself off at a pretty number like 25. I just don’t have time to add any more – there are 1000+ posts unread in my Google Reader, after all.
If you need extra incentive, take your creativity over to my blog, where I’m giving away a special care package full of two of my favorite things: soap and chocolate, what else!
And maybe some other hand-picked goodies, if you’re extra funny.
Leave your addition in the comments and you’ll not only gain an entry for the giveaway, but you’ll be credited with your contribution to “You might be a health blogger…” when I create a permanent page for the list!
I’ll even link back to your blog, if you have one, so be sure to include the URL. I’ll pick a winner on June 18. Go nuts!