I recently discovered the Documentaries section on Netflix, and I am hooked!
There are so many cool shows on there, from biographies (I watched some of Lolo Jones’ story today- so inspiring!), to real life horror stories, to nature films.
After having watched bits and pieces of some documentaries focused on Health and Nutrition (ie. My 600-pound life, Hungry for Change, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead), Netflix started to recommend some other titles for me. First up on their list? TLC’s Freaky Eaters. I couldn’t justify watching entire 20 minute episodes (I don’t have thaaaat much time on my hands), so I “skimmed” several of them, watching the beginning, middle, and end.
You know what’s even freakier than the Freaky Eater’s addictions? How freakin’ addicting the shows are to watch! Some of the “freakiest eaters'” habits included:
- addicted to corn starch (this woman would hide packets of corn starch around the house and eat it constantly)
- addicted to tartar sauce (this woman consumes about a bottle a day, and puts it on jello, brownies, or even by itself)
- addicted to raw meat (this man would eat cheap cuts of raw meat several times a week)
- addicted to cola (this girl averaged 30 cans of cola a day)
Although these shows are entertaining to watch, I can’t help but feel very sorry for the “addicts” because they were all also dealing with personal and emotional issues, which had become tied to their food. I know that much of reality TV can often be fake, but I really hope that the interventions that took place in Freaky Eaters helped them overcome their addictions for both their mental and physical health.
Well, at least after watching Freaky Eaters, I felt a lot better about my Peanut Butter/mango/GoLean Crunch addictions! Moving on…
Part 1: I headed down to the treadmill before lunch and knocked out a 5k on the treadmill in 21 minutes. It’s been a while since I’ve timed myself in a 5k, and I was pretty happy about that time. I’m going to start “testing” myself once in a while to see if I can get it under 20. I also did a few ab exercises after my run.
Part 2: Today I tried Barre for the first time! I went to Focus Barre and Yoga, and found it very humbling.
When it comes to lifting, I’m okay, but this is pretty different. Rather than focusing on pure strength, Barre emphasizes muscular endurance, which is a whole new ball game! I’d been warned about the “muscle shaking” that Barre workouts create, and I definitely felt it! I have a feeling my calves are gonna be tiiiiiighhht tomorrow. I’m planning on going again sometime, so I’ll post my thoughts about it when I’ve got a better handle on the workout.
The main part of my meal consisted of chicken cooked on the stove, kale salad dressed with pesto and feta, and a sweet potato that was cooked in the microwave! Pretty simple, and supa tasty!
Now Netflix has recommended that I watch “My Strange Addiction”, and the first episode is about a woman that eats toilet paper!!! Whaaaat?! This one seems to ridiculous to be true, so I may just have to check it out 🙂