TGIF! I am having a great week, but super glad today is Friday. I get to have lunch with one of my girlfriends today, so that is exciting. And I have some new shoes being delivered today – always fun. And I have had two great workouts in a row. Today is definitely an earned rest day.
Now – the winner of the #SweatPink motivate wrap bracelet is Donna K. Donna has been emailed! Loved the bracelet and want your own color/saying? Head to DesignsThatMoveYou.com. They have all kinds of cute stuff!
Time for Friday’s Fabulous Five . . .
Five Must Read Blog Posts
2014 Better Healthy Living Challenge by Angie – As I mentioned yesterday, Angie and I are teaming up for the 2014 Better Healthy Living Challenge. This was her post kicking off the announcement. Go check it out and then plan on joining us starting July 1. We are making this simple to do – you won’t need to jump through hoops. And YOU set what you work on/toward.
How to Use Micro-Goals to Blast Away Fat by Suzanne – Maybe you need to lose 40 pounds. That is a BIG goal. So best to break in down in smaller micro goals as Suzanne puts it. I love that. She even provides guidance to get you started. I also love that she says micro goals should be easy. What would you pick for a micro goal today?
Cut Yourself Some Slack by Tanee – Love this post as the basis is what you can, when you can (#wycwyc). There comes a time in everyone’s life when organized activity just isn’t possible. That may be a day, a week, or longer. Tanee shares some way to add movement in throughout your day. I would add – SQUATS. Do squats while drying your hair or on the phone.
The Boxed Lunch, Or You Can’t Have It All by Kath – If you are trying to lose weight, you really can’t have it all. You can have some. And you can have everything, just not at the same time. Let’s take the box lunch she describes. Maybe you have 1/2 the sandwich and chips for lunch. Save the rest for dinner. Portion sizes these days are huge. Maybe you can have it all, just not in one sitting.
Have Your Cake And Your Vegetables Too by Julie – I love this post – eat what makes you feel good. And I would add – eat what tastes good to you. Don’t like a certain vegetable – don’t eat it. There are some great book suggestions at the bottom of this post.
Five Motivational Tweets
Today is a brand new day to accomplish your goals, regardless of what occurred yesterday.
— Move It Monday (@MoveItMonday) June 25, 2014
No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.
— The Gym Crowd (@The_Gym_Crowd) June 22, 2014
Always stretch when you wake up. Stretching gets your blood flowing & helps you become fully awake.
— Need to be Healthy (@healthforppl) June 19, 2014
Stick to your plan! No matter how crazy the day gets, don't let your workout or your nutrition get squeezed out!
— Heather Frey (@SmashFit) June 19, 2014
— Lori Rosenthal, RD (@LoRoRD) June 19, 2014
What do you have planned for the weekend? Share something good with me!
Have a healthy day!