Good morning and TGIF! This is one of those weeks that has flown by. But guess what I am doing this morning – getting my glasses!!! I have an early appointment to pick them up and get them fitted. Wish me luck!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I got my standing desk this week. It is by Varidesk and I love it. I am already standing for half the day. It feels so great not to be sitting all day. The desk quickly changes from standing to sitting and is height adjustable. I also got an anti-fatigue mat (which is a must have).
Let’s get started with Friday’s Fabulous Five . . .
Five Must Read Blog Posts
Five reasons to keep a fitness journal by Tamara – Another great article by Tamara. This one lists 5 reasons to keep a fitness journal and shares some of the different types of journals out there. Currently I track an overview of my workout in my planner and track the specifics in Fitocracy. I haven’t tried the app she recommends, but I am definitely planning to check it out. How do you track your workouts?
Have you “fallen off the wagon?” by Isabel Foxen Duke – I have just discovered Isabel and she is fabulous! Her video series about stop feeling crazy about food is brilliant. I definitely recommend checking her out.
8 “Healthy” Habits That Are Actually Harming You by Nykki Hardin – How many of these are you in the habit of doing? I hear so many people skipping meals or completely avoiding fat. I do think that every now and then a meal replacement bar could come in handy – maybe while traveling or if you are super busy (better than skipping a meal).
Fall Reset: Your Mini-Guide To A 1-Day Detox by Dr. Tiffany Lester – I often hear of these 3 day, 5 day, or even 2 week detox. Not sure those are for me. Dr. Lester offers up a plan for a one day detox – and even recommends combining it with a digital detox. Many of her suggestions would be great to incorporate into your daily routine.
How I Ignited My 40-Pound Weight Loss In 14 Days by Dawna Stone – This post definitely inspired me. What is really important is that the author found what works for HER. Different things work for different people.
Five Motivational Tweets
Start your week strong! Focus on the *nutrients* that will help you hit your goal. Think balanced fuel #fitness
— Heather Frey (@SmashFit) September 22, 2014
Believing in yourself requires no validation from anyone else <3 #JustDoIt
— traindirtyfitness (@TDFBootcamp) September 22, 2014
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) September 25, 2014
— Keri Gans (@kerigans) September 20, 2014
Exercise doesn't have to be rigorous to be effective. Simply going for a brisk walk, playing catch, gardening or jogging is effective!
— Move It Monday (@MoveItMonday) September 25, 2014
The weekend agenda includes dinner with hubby and friends, hubby’s trail race (while I walk or horseback ride), cleaning, laundry, maybe yoga, and hopefully some rest.
Share something good with me!
Have a healthy day!