Good morning and TGIF! It is the start of a much-needed 3 day weekend. Both hubby and I have today off and we are looking forward to some downtime.
First up, I missed a very important date yesterday – my blogging anniversary. Yesterday my blog turned THREE years old. WOOHOO!!!
Let’s just into Friday’s Fabulous Five . . .
Five Things I Plan to do This Weekend
- Off-roading in the Jeep with hubby
- See the new Captain America movie
- Rest and Relax
- Housework and chores
- At least one sweaty workout
Five Must Read Blog Posts
more body weight workouts… by Danielle – Looking for some workouts that don’t require equipment? Check out these body weight workouts. There is even a workout you can do with friends and playing cards. And yes, there are burpees involved – be warned!
10 Little Ways to Amp Up Your Self Care by Rachel – One thing that is often overlooked is self-care. Many women try so hard to take care of others that they forget to take care of themselves. Rachel offers 10 suggestions to try each week. Maybe you start with writing in a journal, taking cat naps here and there, and moving more. What would you start with?
Guest RD: Fueling For Sports by Kath – This post is by a sports nutritionist and offers some great ideas for fueling before a workout, during longer workouts, and after a workout. My favorite pre-workout fuel is an english muffin with peanut butter. My favorite post workout snack is 1/2 cup of chocolate milk. What are your favorites?
How long does it take to see the results of exercise? by Tamara – I love this post. You most likely will not see dramatic results after just a week or two – no matter what magazines imply. It takes consistency and time to start seeing results, although you will like feel them before you see them. Just hang in there and keep working!
19 Reasons To Get In Shape That Have Absolutely Nothing To Do With How You Look In A Bikini by Sarah – You are probably bombarded with posts and emails about how to get “bikini ready.” Getting in shape is more than just looking better in a swimsuit. Sarah lists 19 reasons to get into a regular exercise routine. Sleeping better, being more productive/having more energy, and living longer are just a few of them. I know for a fact I slept better on nights I have worked out.
Five Motivational Tweets
Kick the word 'DIET' to the curb! Focus your thoughts instead on a healthy way of eating, a healthy lifestyle that will burn the fat.
— Lori Shemek PhD, CNC (@LoriShemek) April 16, 2014
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still WAY ahead of those that aren't trying! #motivation
— Kim Garst ツ (@kimgarst) April 15, 2014
Be the best version of YOU! #MoveItMonday.
— Move It Monday (@MoveItMonday) April 13, 2014
Work out. Stretch. Eat healthy. Restore. Release.Rest….. It's not ALL about sweating your brains out 247!
— Fitness & Nutrition (@FlTNESS) April 17, 2014
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
— Personal 121 Trainer (@121Training) April 17, 2014
Share something you plan on doing this weekend in the comments!
Have a healthy day!