I can happily report that the re-lacing of my favorite rainbow sneakers seems to have done the trick. My navicular bone is doing well again.
Confession: I didn’t even know I had a bone named navicular.
But, since spell check doesn’t even recognize “navicular” as a word, I don’t feel all that bad.
So yesterday I decided to skip Spin Tuesday and run instead. Crazy, right?
I just wasn’t in the mood.
Well, it wasn’t so much that I wasn’t in the mood for the actual spinning, it was more about the process that gets me to the spin point.
The whole waiting in line to get into the class and then the whole setting up the bike and waiting for the class to start. I swear it is like getting ready to travel by airplane.
You check in, check your bags, wait to board, wait in your seat, wait on the tarmac and then finally take off. Exhausting process.
Same goes for spin. By the time the class actually begins, I have already been warming up on the bike a good 20 minutes plus an additional 20 minutes prior to that waiting to get into the class.
And if you don’t get to the class early?
People get all nutty about “their spin bike”.
Just another reason why I run. Less drama.
I prefer simple routines like putting my sneaks on, stepping outside and running.
Speaking of preferring simple things, my life these days has become all about simple lists of ingredients.
Remember I have been playing Allergist in my spare time? Yeah well that has really opened up a can of worms here people.
I have done enough research to know I am better off not researching.
While my research process has helped me to alleviate most of my eye allergy issues, I have now read WAY too much about the ingredients in our skin care, hair care and makeup.
It wasn’t enough that I had to be conscious of making sure the food we eat is free of artificial colors, preservatives and ingredients we can’t pronounce.
Not to mention the focus on the GMO debate, buying organic and foods free of added hormones, antibiotics etc etc etc.
Now my mind has to deal with the problems with our personal hygiene products.
There are parabens everywhere people.
Don’t know what a paraben is? Don’t worry, neither does spell check.
Parabens are preservatives used in just about every possible cosmetic and personal care item. Go ahead, check your bottles. I dare you. Not only does research claim that these parabens (along with the rest of the toxins and preservatives I can’t pronounce) cause allergies, they are also linked to cancer. And, some of the other questionable ingredients have been linked to hyperactivity in children.
Forget the allergies and cancer, all I needed to hear was hyperactivity.
Once again it isn’t enough to watch the food labels.
In addition to my own cabinets, I have now cleared out my son’s bathroom medicine cabinet.
Perhaps new toothpaste, shampoo and soap will make him stop bouncing the ball against the wall repeatedly as his form of entertainment?
Somehow I doubt this.
Anyway, the world may as well come to an end if we have reached the point where even Cetaphil is not considered “healthy”.
I am wondering if Orthorexia can include fear of personal hygiene items. If so, I may be well on my way to becoming the poster child for the disease after my googling.
Geez. Spell check doesn’t even know what Orthorexia is.
I have a strong feeling this spell check feature is run by either a conventional brand, the FDA or a government agency that is simply turning a blind eye to all of this health hoopla.
Since I don’t want to be alone in my new path to self-inflicted insanity, I am kind enough to share the some of the links I have been reading with you:
- Top tips for safer products | Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database | Environmental Working Group – This site is great for checking the stats on just about any personal care item you have on hand.
- Be a Drug Store Beauty Drop Out! | Food Babe – I happen to love Food Babe. If you aren’t familiar with her, definitely click this link and read up.
I even signed her big petition against Kraft that has been floating around lately.
My biggest problem right now with adding “healthier” personal care products to my list:
Seeking out the coupons.
I need to know:
Are you as conscious of the ingredients in your personal hygiene products as you are with the ingredients in your food?
Are there any products you use that you refuse to part with regardless of any questionable ingredients?
Did you sign the Kraft petition?
**I tend to make light of situations and poke fun at myself but Orthorexia is really not something to joke about. Orthorexia is considered a disordered eating behavior with an unhealthy fixation on only eating “pure” foods. It is classified as an eating disorder and is not to be taken lightly. To learn more about it, click here.