2 Words I Really Dislike, and a Long Overdue Roundup of Celiac, Gluten Free, and Nutrition News and Notables

“I know.”

“I know I should eat better.”

“I know I should sleep more.”

“Exercise? I know, I would like to exercise.”

“I know, I should floss every night.” (This one is mine.)

The “I knows.” We all have them. I know, I should, I could, etc. What those all mean, even though we don’t say it, is that we could, but we are choosing not to.

Yes, you are choosing it. I am choosing to floss less than daily. Some choose to eat poorly despite knowing better. Some choose to sit on their asses instead of move. Some choose to eat foods that they realize are hurting their health. We can all make excuses until we turn blue, but the bottom line is that they are choices.

Not good choices.

But choices none the less. Own your choice.

I know usually goes hand in hand with I can’t. And usually, I can’t actually means I won’t. I can, but I choose not too.

See where I’m going with this?

Your choice.

You have your choices. You can say “I know” and let another day go by, let your life and your health slip away.

OR, you can say “I will” and choose the path toward life and wellness.

Your choice.

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I have a much longer list of articles that I’ve saved for a roundup, but I think that’s enough heavy reading for you for a while.   Plus, I ranted.  And I’m going to go floss.


If you really want more reading…

Check out:

The Easiest Gluten Free Diet

And if you want more, Gluten Free and Fit 101 has a lot more in store!

If you STILL don’t have enough, get my free nutrition guide.

And that should give you enough reading for a while.

If you STILL want more, or you just want a step by step, simple, checklist  approach to cleaning up your diet, check out 7 Quick Start Tips to Living a Healthy Gluten Free Fit Life

Or, come say hi on the GFF Facebook page :)

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  1. AmandaonMaui says:

    I will admit: I alternate from I know and I will constantly. I’ll work out for almost a month straight, and then I’ll lose my momentum and find it hard to stay on track or to get back on.

  2. Erin says:

    Hey Amanda,
    That’s OK. We all hit ruts. My point is that we realize that we are making these choices. We can’t control everything that happens, but we can certainly control our responses to things. And we control our choices, the good and the bad.
    When you are ready, the choice to stay on track with your fitness goals will come easily. And maybe your expectations can be modified a bit. Maybe daily is too high of an expectation, and 3-4 times a week is a more realistic and achievable goal. Whatever the case, choose your goal, and then make the choices in your behavior to reach that goal. :)

  3. Melanie says:

    I agree with you compeltely on those 2 words that you don’t like! I deal with the “i Know” people on a daily basis. At least we can make a positive impact by being great examples! :)

  4. Leigh Peele says:

    Excellent post. Shared.

  5. Erin says:

    @ Melanie-Yes, indeed. Good examples always help :)

    @ Leigh-thank you for the inspiration-and the sharing.

  6. Maggie says:

    I love this Erin! It is definitely our choice. Such a good message! We need to empower ourselves.
    Thanks for sharing the links too. Can’t wait to check them out.

  7. Erin says:

    Hi Maggie!
    Absolutely. Our perception colors everything we do.
    Thanks for coming by :)

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  9. I’m flossing as I write this.

    Well, you always manage to point stuff out to me. We’re on the same wavelength quite often, Erin. I have a sign on my bulletin board that says, “One of these days is none of these days.”

    I have a habit of saying, “I’ll do it one of these days.” Ugh! If it’s worth doing, do it now!

    Thanks for the link love and thanks for the reminder!


  10. Erin says:

    It’s so true. Being reminded of one’s mortality can certainly bring to the forefront exactly what you said-if it’s worth doing, do it now! I also have been very mindful of flossing since I put it out there for the world to see-accountability is a wonderful thing!

  11. Deb says:

    Wow. What an awesome post! I am good on the exercise front, but fall down on diet. The “I knows” and “I shoulds” tend to pop out of my mouth too much. Yes, subconsciously I KNOW that everything I do is my choice… thank you, plenty of food for thought and becoming more CONSCIOUSLY aware of the choices I am making every day. :)

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