Fun Things To Read On A Friday

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Yep. That’s just about how I feel about the fact that it is Friday. I’ve had a long, stressful week that has caused me to dive headfirst into crap food over the last 24 hours and man I’m feeling the effects. I am so ready for a weekend to hang with Garrett and eat some green stuff. Big plans this weekend, obviously. :)

Anyway, here’s the highlights of Internet Goodness this week:

*When you are busting your butt in the gym it can be hard not to have an ideal body type in mind. But let’s not forget to keep it real. Here are 17 examples of why you shouldn’t freak out if you look in the mirror and don’t look like a celebrity. They don’t look like themselves EITHER!

*Since we’re making lists, how about 40 Ways To Feel More Alive. I like feeling alive. You know what doesn’t make me feel alive? Pizza. UGH.

*This week bad ass CrossFitter Elizabeth Akinwale made some news talking about CrossFit, Women and Strength. I loved what she had to say. (Also: I love her!)

*I’m totally convinced that Buster tries to talk to us. That dog has things to say! Plus he is so regimented, picks up routines quickly and is just very…ordered for a dog. Sometimes I wish I was better at picking up what he was putting down, you know? I put this book on hold at the library. Have any of you read it?

*Chris Kresser has been writing some AWESOME stuff lately, but I particularly loved this post on Why Eating Only Lean Protein Is A Bad Idea. I feel like “I eat lots of lean protein” is one of those phrases bandied about in that kind of snooty, uppity way when talking about “being healthy” that sort of makes me roll my eyes. So I especially loved this take. EMBRACE THE FAT!

*Well, since I’m already teetering on the line of getting up on a health soapbox, why not just let me get it all out at once, eh? I loved this post about Weight Loss vs. Fat Loss. It reminded of the time someone told me “If you want to lose weight start snorting cocaine. Works every time!” Losing weight is one of those goals that sounds really great in theory, but probably needs to be qualified.

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Clearly I have food and fitness on the mind today. Could it be because I had a serious LACK of that yesterday? Probably. :) You doing anything awesome this weekend?

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6 comments to Fun Things To Read On A Friday

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    February 15, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Love that feeling alive piece – And that’s the sad truth about pizza. I love the IDEA of junk – But in reality it makes me feel so crappy it isn’t usually worth it. Usually. There are always exceptions. :)

  • Jillian
    February 15, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Thanks for introducing me to Tony Gentilcore and Chris Kesser…two new favorites!

  • Maureen
    February 15, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I love the article about fat loss vs. weight loss. I have only lost about 10 pounds in the 6 months I’ve been doing TRX, yet I am 2-3 sizes smaller. Fat loss is WAY better than weight loss!

  • Isla
    February 15, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I also liked the article on fat loss vs. weight loss. Love that muscle weighs more but takes up less space then fat. Plus jeans look better on a bum with some muscle! Interesting that even though you have to lift weights to build muscle, nutrition has more to do with it.
    My personal fav for feeling alive is #19. Loud music and dancing!

  • Carol
    February 17, 2013 at 4:25 am

    I’ve read Animals in Translation and found parts of it fascinating and it made me view my dogs behavior with a different (and helpful) perspective.

  • noblepower
    February 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Temple Grandin is brilliant. I have not read this particular book by her, but anything she writes would be worthwhile to read.

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