TGIF! Seems like Friday was just here. This week absolutely flew by. Hoping the weekend doesn’t fly by – I have quite a few things to do. I am *hoping* to get in a 5K, but the weather doesn’t look like it will cooperate. In fact, just watched the weather segment on the news, and Sunday looks to be a very RAINY day.
While most of my smoothies are delicious, I thought I would share with you a smoothie fail:
Combined these ingredients yesterday hoping to make a very berry very veggie smoothie. Not so much. HUGE disaster that I wound up throwing out.
Let’s start Friday’s Fabulous Five . . .
Five Must Read Blog Posts
Tips For Dealing With Food Bullies by Marcia – I am betting every “healthy living blogger,” or just anyone in general who is on a healthy journey, has had some critique their food. Whether well-meaning or not, it is none of anyone else’s business what you eat, when you eat or why you are eating that particular food. They may see you eating ice cream, but not know every other meal/snack during the week has been whole food. I love all of Marcia’s tips – so great to know and have in your arsenal.
Balance Your Sweets with these 5 Small Switches by Sarah – Sarah is the Sarah who wrote Get Skinny Again that I reviewed the other day. Love these five small switches to help jump-start your healthy journey. I like the Red, Green, Orange rule especially. Green could be the spinach I put in my smoothies in the morning.
New Food Labels: What Do You Think? by Caitlin – Caitlin details the proposed changes to the nutrition label. I LOVE the new proposed changes to the nutrition label for foods. I think this is an excellent idea that should happen immediately. I specifically like the Dual Column Format that is being proposed. I love that they are adding a line for “added sugars.” That will be great to know how many sugars are naturally in the food and how many have been added by the manufacturer.
Upper Body Workouts by Julie – If you are like me and love working your arms, this post is for you. Julie pulls together her arm workouts into one post. My favorites might be the ones that target the biceps and triceps.
Chickpea Buckeyes by Lindsay – If you love peanut butter and chocolate, you have probably indulged in a few buckeyes over the year. Lindsay shares a healthy twist on the traditional buckeye. There is still peanut butter, and still chocolate, but chickpeas are one of the main ingredients. They look delicious and not terribly hard to make.
Five Motivational Tweets
— Michelle (@Run_Bake_Blog) March 9, 2014
Fat is not the enemy. It's the TYPES of fat that are. Skip fried foods and fatty hamburgers. Choose chia seeds, salmon, avocado, and almonds
— Susan Irby (@thebikinichef) March 11, 2014
Key to "HIIT": Jack up the heart rate for a short time, then lower it back to down to where its about steady again.
— Jorden Bench (@HealthFitMaster) March 12, 2014
There is no exact formula for your nutrition or workout. You take known basics and experiment with different proportions.
— Heather Frey (@SmashFit) March 12, 2014
Eat as many vegetables as you want. Try to add one serving, about a handful per meal.
— Lori Shemek PhD, CNC (@LoriShemek) March 11, 2014
Any big plans or races this weekend? Share something good or funny with me!
Have a healthy day!