This has been on my mind for a while. I am hesitant to post because every time the idea pops into my head it's during one of those bad body image days. It's those days that I have to ignore my thoughts the most and recommit to my new happy, healthy life. I don't want anyone to think I want to diet or get super thin again. I don't. BUT I do want to feel good. I want to be able to eat well and make decisions to pass on a piece of cake, and maybe order a salad instead of fries. I want to be . . .
Y'all had such amazing advice and suggestions for my food budgeting issue. I found the variety of mindsets and food-spending theories fascinating! I really needed a kick in the pants to reign in a bit, and got super motivated yesterday. It will take some extra planning, but I think I can do it. I'll try at least! I've got a lot of other things on my mind to share too, but I need a week that's a little less busy to be able to write a focused post. Right now I'm too consumed with organic . . .
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My good friends over at DIY Playbook are hosting a "Fall Fantasy Draft" this week and asked me to be their health and fitness expert! I was a bit at a loss of how to do something "Fall" and "Fitness". When I think of Fall workouts I think of perfect running weather, and I'm not doing much of that right now. Instead I decided to go more of the "health" route, and share one of my favorite fall breakfasts. We all know that the weather getting colder means some of our favorite things are . . .
Happy Pretty Things to get us through until Friday. (Happy Pretty Things One) source source source source source source source source source source unknown - help! source Follow me on Pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/cbrady3/boards/ . . .
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I mentioned in a Five Things Friday a few weeks ago that I'd be sharing more about lobbying with the Eating Disorders Coalition. Today I have a guest post from Matt Wetsel, a male Anorexia survivor and volunteer with the EDC. He contacted me a few weeks ago to help him out with a Virginia-based lobbying team. Matt has done extensive research, written award-winning papers, and knows a lot about the insurance disparities that those in need of eating disorder treatment face. I'm really . . .
Flexible February starts today!! If you haven't signed up yet, head over to the challenge page and register! It's completely free, all you have to do is stretch for 60 minutes per week, and you can win some AWESOME prizes. You guys already knew about the NuNaturals grand prize, and now Champion is donating a second grand prize of an ENTIRE workout outfit! Plus there are the cases of Chobani yogurt in there for weekly prizes. Can I enter my own giveaways!? (Don't forget to leave . . .
While in San Diego, I've been following P's workout plan. He played water polo in college and was on the triathlon team in grad school, so he combines track and strength workouts that his coaches have given him. He does a lot of biking and sprints for cardio, and then full body workouts designed for swimmers. Here's an example of a full body workout we did! We warmed up with cardio (10-15 minutes on the bike when we were short on time or about an hour of cardio when we could) then completed . . .
Crossfit boxes have a tradition of doing "Hero" workouts on military Holidays. "Heros" are workouts named after fallen soldiers and are notoriously difficult. The type you look at and go "um, seriously?" Well, since Monday was Veteran's day, we of course did a Hero. We did "Ralph", which didn't look too bad on paper but was pretty difficult once you got to the burpees and rope climbs. I scaled mine, of course. Apparently one day isn't enough, and Tiger's Den has declared this "Hero Week." . . .