Tids and Bits

spring bulbsHappy Spring! The season is bursting forth in Memphis, bringing with it more temperate weather, lots of pretty blooms, and a whole bunch of something I’m allergic to. I set a PR in sneezes per hour last week!

But I’m not complaining. Well, not much. I’m sure I’ll stop completely once my swollen eyes get back to normal. :)

Due to the aforementioned eye issue, I haven’t spent much time at all on the computer this week and have the backed-up reader to show for it. I’m slowly catching up as I watch my NCAA bracket fall apart. (Duke? VCU? Oklahoma? Syracuse? Thanks for nothing. You owe me a billion dollars.)

One article I wanted to highlight for those of you who might not have seen it is Rant alert: Enough with the elitism in fitness! from Fit and Feminist. An excerpt:

It’s not enough for them to say “Crossfit/triathlon/running/powerlifting really pumps my ‘nads” and leave it at that. No, they have to turn around and talk about why their chosen fitness practice is better than all other fitness practices, and that everyone else who does anything different is a pathetic loser who should just do the world a favor and launch themselves face first into a volcano.

Amen! Y’all know I lovelovelove strength training, but I know it’s not for everyone. What matters most is finding whatever inspires us to move! And while we’re at it, let’s get rid of the elitism in diet as well! :)

Before I move away from the subject…if you’re like me and find a lot of the discussion around diet and fitness confusing, you might want to check out Kat Whitfield’s blog, Making Sense of Modern Fitness for thoughtful views (usually backed with citations) and reviews on current b.s. littering the health and fitness world. Awesome read.

Another tidbit I wanted to share is that Martha is celebrating 6,500 Facebook fans with a giveaway post on Simple Nourished Living.
I just wanted you to know, not to enter. Do NOT dilute my chance of winning. Don’t do it!


I return you now to your regularly scheduled weekend. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am!

12 thoughts on “Tids and Bits

  1. Duke totally ruined my bracket (I had them playing in the championship game). Oh, well – still fun to watch – currently I’m watching Kentucky vs. Wichita St. and routing for The Shockers!!!

  2. Funny – I could not care less about basketball. At all. I didn’t even know what a bracket was until I saw one posted at a sports bar yesterday LOL! I am sorry about your billion, though

    I read that article, too, and she really hits the nail on the head.

  3. Hi Cammy! Glad to discover your blog through your trackback. Thank you so much for the kind words – I’m glad you found my rambles helpful!

  4. Hi Cammy,

    Happy Spring! Hope your allergies settle down soon. And thanks so much for the shout out. I really appreciate it.

  5. I’m not a BB fan, but I think I am in the minority. Thanks for the links, and I hope you stop sneezing soon. I will be doing that as soon as we get some spring here in MN–if ever!

  6. UGH on allergies!!! Get that! I am not in the BB thing so I don’t have to worry about losing. :)

    As for the Fit & Feminist post which I read & read a couple posts like yours – I just don’t get this my way is the only way thing. Yup, I love my weight lifting too – beyond love it but I know people have to find what works for them. :)

  7. So interesting that the same thing goes on in fitness that goes on in the weight loss world (mine is THE. ONLY. WAY.) I’m so very tired of it.

    Off to enter that contest!

  8. And away with the lastest, greatest “do this for 12 weeks and you’ll be in the best shape of your life!” type stuff!! Gawww!! I know it works for many people, but I know I can’t sustain that type of demanding workout. I gotta do what is enjoyable and works for me. :)

    Have a great day!

  9. I am with you on the work out elitism – my gym changed over to all kinds of programs I can’t even participate in due to my issues with knees and lower back. I used to be able to participate in group exercise with some modifications but now it is all climbing ropes and swinging weights and jumping ropes, etc. I had to quit the gym!

    Now I am working on a home program until I find another compatible place to work out.

  10. Bummer about the allergies Cammy. Eye drops can help a bit – may the allergy season pass quickly!

    I agree that whatever exercise a person enjoys is the one they should do. Moving, and burning calories is a must!

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