I know you may think that I must live under a rock (well, I live in Canada so close enough), but there are certain things I never would have discovered had it not been for reading a plethora of fitness blogs. Here they are in no particular order.
1. Over night oats
The only oats I have ever eaten is “the morning of oats.” The variety of over-night oats looks so delicious, that I must buy myself a crock pot asap.
2. Kombucha Tea.
The first time I heard of Kombucha was on the Real Housewives of Vancouver. Amanda Hansen was getting ready to launch her business of various Kombucha flavours, and gave the tea credit for helping to ward off her alcoholic cravings. Jody Claman was given the honor of tasting her first batch and described the concoction as, “smelling like stinky feet, but tasting delicious.” This is another must-try. I can plug my nose and drink at the same time. All the other health bloggers are doing it.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar.
4. Chia seed recipes.
5. Spaghetti Squash.
6. Trader Joes.
I wish Joe would trade a little more north. I mean, we have some good health food stores here, but Trader Joes looks like a true must-try.
7. Grumpy Cat.
I have never heard of this miserable little fur ball prior to reading fitness blogs. Boy is he a cutie, but oh so grouchy. Looks as though he would gouge your eyes out at the slightest thing.
Seems that everyone man and his brother is doing some kind of fitness challenge. Squat challenge, ab challenge, burpee challenge, pat your head and rub your stomach challenge. I personally am not one to meet these challenges, but I applaud whoever can do this amount of squats.
9. Those roller thinga-ma-jiggy’s for stretching.
I know, I know. It’s a very sheltered existence under a rock. However, in my defense, the first time I heard of this apparatus was from a fitness blogger. Excuse my ignorance, but I’m from the school of weighted bars and stability balls.
Sometimes I feel out of date and out of the loop, but I gain insight and have fun reading up on all the latest health and fitness trends. Now before my fellow Canadians get their Lululemon’s in a knot, I know living in Canada is nothing like living under a rock and that is an insensitive analogy. We are filled with bustling metropolitan cities, but I live in Pickering, a city outside of Toronto, so in short, under a rock. Kidding…kidding.