Good morning and TGIF! I know that I am very excited today is Friday!!! UT Football starts tomorrow. We get a long weekend thanks to Labor Day. And one day closer to Folly Beach. WOOHOO!!!
The picture above is from Windrock Mountain yesterday evening. Hubby and I decided to go offroading as soon as I returned home from work. He thinks the trails will be super crowded during the holiday weekend PLUS they are now calling for rain over the long weekend. We had the trails all to ourselves yesterday and some of the views are just breathtaking.
Five Fabulous Blog Posts
Spice Up Your Veggies by Kath – Kath shares TWENTY ideas for spicing up your veggies. If you are like me and don’t really like veggies, these could help you enjoy them more. I like the cinnamon and cayenne suggestion as I love those two spices.
Four Key Benefits of Drinking More Water by Angie – I am a BIG water drinker and have actually started drinking more of it as I eliminate most of my diet sodas. I am actually drinking water as I type this blog post. Drink up!
The Up in Arms Workout by Angela – Once again, I love finding new arm workouts. This is a great workout if you belong to a gym since you need barbells and benches.
Food Prep For Success! “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!” by Ashley – As former Biggest Loser contestant, Ashley has TONS of great ideas for food prep from when you get home with the groceries to prepping for the week on Sunday night.
Healthy Brown Bag Lunch Ideas by Lisa – This is definitely something I need to do more of – bring my lunch to work. I have started trying to bring my lunch at least ONCE during the week, plus I eat lunch at home on Fridays.
Five Motivational Tweets
— Gillian Stephen (@Gillian_Stephen) August 26, 2013
Want to lose weight? Don't focus on counting calories, focus on the TYPES of calories consumed. #Fresh fruits, vegetables, lean protein
— Susan Irby (@thebikinichef) August 24, 2013
Don't blindly follow random meal plans to the point of misery. No one knows you better than you do. Own your process.
— Jill Coleman (@JillFit) August 22, 2013
It didnt take 1 month to put on the weight, its not going to take 1 month to get it off.
— Fitness & Nutrition (@FlTNESS) August 22, 2013
Use smaller plates. This helps the portions look like more, and if your mind is satisfied, your stomach likely will be, too.
— Lori Shemek PhD, CNC (@LoriShemek) August 29, 2013
We are starting this long weekend with dinner with friends tonight. Tomorrow is my chore and pampering day. Cleaning the house, doing laundry, getting a pedicure, and a hair cut and color. Sunday is open and possibly rest day. Monday hubby has a race and then we have brunch with friends. If Mother Nature will cooperate, I would greatly appreciate it.
What are your plans for the long holiday weekend? Share something good!
Have a healthy day!